COL BKB: Syracuse 85, Canisius 61

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- James Southerland pumped in 21 points and Brandon Triche netted 19 Saturday, powering fourth-ranked Syracuse to an 85-61 win over Canisius.

COL BKB: Syracuse 84, Long Beach State 53

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- C.J. Fair was one of five Syracuse players in double figures Thursday and Coach Jim Boeheim neared a milestone in the Orange's 84-53 win over Long Beach State.

Krzyzewski opposes NCAA realignments

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said he objects to the current trend of conference realignment at the expense of decades of college tradition.
LeBron James is SI's Sportsman of the Year

LeBron James is SI's Sportsman of the Year

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Miami Heat star LeBron James, who helped the team to the 2012 NBA title, has been selected the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

COL BKB: Duke 76, Louisville 71

NASSAU, Bahamas, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Mason Plumlee put in 16 points and Quinn Cook totaled 15 Saturday, elevating fifth-ranked Duke to a 76-71 upset of No. 2 Louisville in the Bahamas.

Duke great Art Heyman dead at age 71

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Art Heyman, a member of Duke's first Final Four team and the No. 1 pick in the 1963 NBA draft, has died, the school said. He was 71.
U.S. fights off Spain for basketball gold

U.S. fights off Spain for basketball gold

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant's 30 points and a clutch effort from LeBron James Sunday brought the United States a 107-100 win over Spain and the Olympic gold medal.

James, Anthony make 3rd Olympics team

LAS VEGAS, July 7 (UPI) -- Miami Heat forward LeBron James and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony were named to their third straight U.S. Olympic men's basketball team Saturday.
U.S. basketball team gets roster extension

U.S. basketball team gets roster extension

DALLAS, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee gave men's basketball officials an extension to determine its 2012 roster due to injuries to several candidate players.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
By United Press International
U.S. announces men's basketball finalists

U.S. announces men's basketball finalists

COLORADO SPRINGS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and five others from the 2008 Olympic gold-medal team are among finalists for the 2012 U.S. men's basketball team.

COL BKB: Duke 82, Davidson 69

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 16 points during a 12-0 run in the second half Friday, pacing No. 6 Duke to an 82-69 victory over Davidson.

COL BKB: Duke 74, Michigan State 69

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski won his 903rd career game Tuesday, setting an NCAA record with sixth-ranked Blue Devils' 74-69 win over Michigan State.

COL BKB: Duke 96, Presbyterian 55

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski tied an NCAA Division I men's basketball record Saturday with the sixth-ranked Blue Devils' 96-55 win over Presbyterian.

COL BKB: Duke 77, Belmont 76

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A 3-pointer by Andre Dawkins gave Duke a four-point lead with 18 seconds left Friday and the No. 6 Blue Devils barely fought off Belmont 77-76.
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Mike Krzyzewski
Team USA's head coach Mike Krzyzewski sits alone on the bench with Olympic rings on the floor prior to the start of the USA vs Australia men's quarterfinal at the Olympic Basketball Gymnasium, August 20, 2008, at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The Americans won easily, 116-85. (UPI Photo/Mike Theiler)

Michael William "Mike" Krzyzewski (pronounced /ʃəˈʃɛvski/ shə-SHEV-ski; Polish: Krzyżewski ; born February 13, 1947) is the men's college basketball coach of the Duke Blue Devils. He is also the coach of the United States men's national basketball team, whom he led to a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Nicknamed "Coach K", Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to four NCAA Championships, 11 Final Fours (tied for second most in history), 12 ACC regular season titles, and 13 ACC championships over 30 seasons at Duke. Krzyzewski has amassed an NCAA-record 79 NCAA tournament victories, while averaging more than 25 wins per season. On March 1, 2008, Krzyzewski became the sixth men's basketball coach in NCAA history to reach the 800-win plateau. Krzyzewski has totaled 900 career victories (as of March 20, 2011), making him the most winning active coach, and putting him three wins away from being the most winning men's basketball coach in NCAA Division I history. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame following the 2001 season.

Krzyzewski was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Polish-American parents Emily M. (née Pituch) and William Krzyzewski. He has roots in the Pittsburgh area, as his maternal grandparents emigrated from Poland to Keisterville, Pennsylvania. Up until he was 10 or 12, he visited there every summer; Krzyzewski had stated that he suspects the purpose of such trips was to "teach you to know where you came from and to be proud of it."

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