Grayson Allen was back after just a one game suspension. Mike Krzyzewski had his final game before he goes to get lower-back surgery, which is expected to keep him off the court for at least one month.
The Blue Devils smashed Georgia Tech on Wednesday night, 110-57, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
This was the largest margin win for the Blue Devils over Georgia Tech in their history of games.
This win was much needed for the Blue Devils after they lost the game against Virginia Tech a few days ago. They were playing at that time without the suspended Grayson Allen.
Grayson Allen scored 15 points, along with seven assists. After that, he told the media that he didn’t know that he was going to play until the pre-game walkthrough, when Coach K told him that he’s back on the team.
Krzyzewski decided that one game is enough for young Grayson Alan, in spite of earlier claims that he would be indefinitely suspended.
“I think it’s appropriate, and I think the things that we’ve done are appropriate,” Krzyzewski said. “There are things that you see or the public see, and there are things that you all don’t see and shouldn’t see or shouldn’t be talked about, and they’re called teachings. ”
Grayson Allen has been in the middle of the media recently after he tripped Steven Santa Ana from Elon two games ago.
After this match, Grayson Allen had a long interview and talk with the media:
“I talked to Coach many, many times when I came back after the break. We had a lot of conversations and meetings, and I went through a lot of stuff after practice,” Grayson Allen said. “He ultimately felt I was ready to come back, and I felt good coming back, so I accept all the discipline that came my way. I know it was my fault.”
He also added that he shut down all of his social media networks and that he didn’t want to be disturbed while he was suspended or while he was home for winter break. His biggest supporters are his parents:
“I’m very appreciative to have the parents that I do have. They’re very supportive of me, while obviously making sure I know that’s not the right thing to do.” Grayson Allen said to the media.
Although he’s back on the team, he is no longer one of three team captains, because Coach K stripped him this honor, following his suspension and his behavior.
“Removing the title, it hurts, and I understand it’s something that had to be done with the discipline,” Duke’s guard said.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski will be out for the next month because he has problems with his lower back, which he has to resolve with surgery.
Against Georgia Tech it was obvious that Blue Devils coach is battling pain and difficulties with standing.