The prospect and rumor of Duke breaking an NCAA rule in the dark of the night has people in a tizzy this afternoon.
And it's all because of an anecdote Dan Patrick passed along.
Near the end of his national radio show Thursday morning, Patrick said the following:
"Am I allowed to tell people about what happened with Duke basketball? Now, we're looking into this. The Duke charter landed in Durham at 12:42 in the morning. Practiced started at 1:30 a.m., finished up at 4:45 a.m. We're being told by a couple of people who work there at Duke that Coach K was not pleased after being blown out by 27."
Mike Krzyzewski is denying that publicly.
Mike Kryzewski just told me that Dan Patrick's report is NOT accurate that his Duke team practiced from 1:30 til 4:15 am after loss.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) January 24, 2013
Mike Krzyzewski also told me that his team did not practice at all last night after the loss. Not for three hours, not for one minute.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) January 24, 2013
If true, Duke would have violated an NCAA rule that states practice cannot take place between midnight and 5 a.m. unless it's initiated only by the players and only players are present.
No. 1 Duke fell at Miami 90-63 Wednesday night in one of the worst losses all time for a top-ranked team.
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