Krzyzewski has Calhoun's number

November 28, 2009

The winningest matchup of Division I coaches was definitely one-sided.

Seventh-ranked Duke and Mike Krzyzewski won another NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday in New York with a 68-59 victory over No. 13 Connecticut and Jim Calhoun.

The Hall of Fame coaches set the record for total career wins in a game, and Krzyzewski now has 839, fourth on the all-time list. Calhoun has 809, good for sixth place.

The Blue Devils dominated the Huskies in every category in extending their winning streak in the tournament to 12 games with their third straight title (2000, 2005) and fourth overall (1985).

The win also snapped Connecticut's four-game winning streak in the series, with the last two victories coming in Final Fours - the 1999 national championship game and the 2004 semifinals.

Tournament MVP Jon Scheyer had 19 points to lead Duke, which has won five straight games and 12 of its last 13 at Madison Square Garden. The Blue Devils extended their winning streak in November to 22, and that will stand for 11 months because their next game is Dec. 2 against Wisconsin.

Da'Sean Butler scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead No. 8 West Virginia to a 73-66 victory over Texas A&M in the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif. The Mountaineers advanced to Sunday's final against Portland, which beat No. 22 Minnesota 61-56. ... Lazar Hayward scored 22 to lead Marquette past No. 15 Michigan 79-65 in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. The Golden Eagles will play Florida State, a 60-51 winner against Alabama, in the title game Sunday.

Associated Press

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