After trailing much of the game, Duke charged back to overcome a second-half deficit and get past St. John’s on Sunday, winning 77-68 at Madison Square Garden to give coach Mike Krzyzewski his 1,000th career victory.
Krzyzewski became the first coach in NCAA men’s basketball history to accomplish the feat.
It was a fitting venue for Krzyzewski to become the only coach in Division I men’s basketball history to reach the milestone considering he picked up his 903rd career victory at the Garden in New York to become the all-time winningest coach back in November 2011, surpassing Bob Knight.
“I was just trying to survive this game, which is how you get to 1,000,” Krzyzewski said after the game.
Tyus Jones led the Blue Devils with 22 points in the win, while Jahlil Okafor added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Sir’Dominic Pointer paced St. John’s with 21 points and nine rebounds.
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SOURCE: USA Today Sports