Coach K remembers Kobe, berates fans as Duke beats Pitt

Coach K wearing a Kobe Bryant #8 shirt at his postgame news conference after Pitt game on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo: Brian Hall/WFMY)

DURHAM, NC (AP) — Vernon Carey Jr. scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as No. 9 Duke beat Pittsburgh 79-67 on a night when both teams honored Kobe Bryant during a pregame ceremony at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The somber opening gave way to a testy battle on the court that included an eruption by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski — in the direction of his own fans.

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The Hall of Fame coach was angered by the Cameron Crazies directing a playful chant at Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel.

Krzyzewski came across the court to scold the fans for chanting at the opposing coach.