Duke announced less than an hour before tip-off of today’s game against Wake Forest at Cameron Indoor Stadium that head coach Mike Krzyzewski will miss the game due to a virus. Associate head coach Jeff Capel will assume Krzyzewski’s coaching duties.
Krzyzewski missed seven games last season due to back surgery, with Duke going 4-3 under Capel. Coach K also did not make the trip to Atlanta for a win at Georgia Tech two years ago due to an illness. Prior to this season, Duke canceled three exhibition games in the Dominican Republic in August due to its 70-year-old head coach’s knee replacement surgery.
No. 7 Duke enters Saturday’s game with a 14-2 overall record and a 2-2 mark in conference play. Wake Forest is 8-8 and just 1-3 in the conference.