Duke Rallies to Give Coach K His 800th Win

Nelson free throws lift No. 7 Duke past North Carolina State
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2008 6:25 PM CST
Duke Rallies to Give Coach K His 800th Win
Duke's Jon Scheyer (30) shoots around North Carolina State's J.J. Hickson during the second half of a basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2008. Duke won 87-86. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)   (Associated Press)

For much of coach Mike Krzyzewski's 800th win, it looked more like his 265th loss. No. 7 Duke, however, finished the game on a 14-5 run to beat North Carolina State 87-86 today, reports the Associated Press. DeMarcus Nelson hit two free throws with 1:01 as the Blue Devils (25-3) raised their ACC record to 12-2.

Nelson and Jon Scheyer both scored 19 points for the Blue Devils, who snapped a two-game road losing streak. Ben McCauley, who led the Wolfpack (15-14, 4-11) with 19 points, hit a free throw with 1:11 to put NC State up 86-85, but 10 seconds later he fouled Nelson to set up the winning shots. (More NCAA basketball stories.)

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