Duke's Coach K joins 700 club

Posted: Monday, December 13, 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski celebrated his latest milestone in style, sitting on the bench while being serenaded with chants of "700!" by the Cameron Crazies he helped create.

On a court that bears his moniker, Coach K became the sixth active coach to reach 700 career victories, watching as Shelden Williams finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 9 Duke beat Toledo 82-54 on Sunday night.

During a brief ceremony after the game, Krzyzewski thanked several people within the program, including current and past players, former athletic director Tom Butters and the students that pack Cameron Indoor Stadium for every game.

He also gave a nod to former coach and mentor Bob Knight, the only one to reach 700 faster than Krzyzewski. Both started their career with successful tenures at Army where Krzyzewski played under Knight.

''There's no greater teacher for me than Bob Knight,'' he said. ''There must be something about those old Army coaches.''

J.J. Redick scored 14 points and Daniel Ewing added 13 for the Blue Devils (6-0).

Krzyzewski, whose record is 700-240, clearly was focused on this game, not the achievement. In the first half, with Duke leading by 11 points, he berated referees Jamie Luckie and Ray Nattili for what he thought was a kicked ball infraction by the Rockets.

During a timeout, Krzyzewski continued the ''discussion,'' but he avoided a technical. Not even the officials wanted to ruin this night for him.

No. 8 North Carolina 109, Loyola of Chicago 60

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Jawad Williams scored 17 points and was one of six North Carolina players in double figures Sunday as the eighth-ranked Tar Heels beat Loyola of Chicago 109-60.

Rashad McCants and Marvin Williams each added 16 points for the Tar Heels (7-1), who shot 58 percent from the field in their seventh straight game.

Blake Schilb scored 15 points to lead the Ramblers (2-6).

No. 16 Washington 100, Loyola Marymount 93

LOS ANGELES -- Nate Robinson had 28 points and Tre Simmons added a career-high 26 for the Huskies (7-1), who are off to their best start in seven seasons.

The 5-foot-9 Robinson, who scored 20 points in the second half, had three blocked shots and Will Conroy had 13 assists for the Huskies.

Dustin Brown and Brandon Worthy each had 18 points for Loyola Marymount (5-2).

No. 23 Maryland 96, UNC-Asheville 72

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- John Gilchrist scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and the Terrapins were perfect from the free throw line for just the second time in school history.

Travis Garrison and Chris McCray each had 15 points and D.J. Strawberry scored 13 for the Terrapins (5-2), who had lost two of three games. Maryland, which entered the game shooting 68.5 percent from the free throw line, finished 13-for-13. The only other time Maryland converted all of its free throws was a 19-for-19 effort against Holy Cross on Jan. 21, 1985.

Bryan McCullough had 16 points for UNC-Asheville (1-5).

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