Watch Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski snub Syracuse players in handshake line after loss

Mike Krzyzewski

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski shouts to the court during a game against Syracuse on Monday.

(Ben McKeown / Associated Press)

Mike Krzyzewski had better things to do after Duke's 64-62 loss to Syracuse on Monday night.

Like complain to the media about the officials. And possibly try to come up with a way to stop the Blue Devils' first three-game losing streak since 2007.

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So obviously the legendary basketball coach had no time to waste shaking hands with every single player the Orange had in uniform. So he skipped over a good six guys in the handshake line after the game before rejoining the ranks of good sportsmanship and making contact with the last several players and coaches.

Of course, Krzyzewski had lots on his mind at that point -- not the least of which was a non-call by the officials late in the game that may have cost the Blue Devils a chance at forcing overtime or even a win. With seven seconds remaining, Duke's Matt Jones couldn't control an offensive rebound after hard contact with Syracuse's Malachi Richardson. No call was made by the officials.

Coach K is said to have used the word "amazing" nine times in describing that play after the game -- and not in a good way.

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"The last play is amazing,'' Krzyzewski said. "Have you seen it? Go see it. It is literally amazing. The play with Matt Jones at the foul line. It is amazing basketball. Let's just put it that way.''


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