EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Mike Krzyzewski has been doing OK for himself as a college basketball coach.
He has more wins than any other Division I men’s coach with 936. He has four national championships and has led the U.S. national team to two gold medals.
Still, he doesn’t take anything for granted, not even when his team is off to a 9-0 start for the 15th time under his direction.
“I couldn’t expect to be 9-0,” he said Saturday after the second-ranked Blue Devils beat Temple 90-67 at the Izod Center. “I have dealt with unrealistic expectations since 1986. I deal with them every summer with the U.S. team. It’s a good place to be. I’d rather have people expect something of you than not expect something good of you.
“We’re a beatable team. We just haven’t been beat yet. With our conference we’ll be tested a lot.”
Seth Curry scored 23 points, and big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles as Duke prevailed in a matchup of unbeaten teams.
Curry was 5 of 9 from 3-point range, leading Duke’s 12-of-20 effort from behind the arc.
Plumlee finished with 16 points — the first time he was below 19 this season — and 14 rebounds.
Quenton DeCosey had 13 points for the Owls (6-1).
(1) INDIANA 100, CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE 69: Christian Watford scored 21 points, Cody Zeller had 19 points and 19 rebounds, and the Hoosiers (9-0) routed the Blue Devils (4-4) at Bloomington, Ind.
Indiana held Kyle Vinales, the nation’s No. 1 scorer at 25.9 points per game, to just 3-of-15 shooting and seven points. Matt Hunter led the Blue Devils with 40 points.
(3) MICHIGAN 80, ARKANSAS 67: Jordan Morgan scored a season-high 12 points and matched a season high with 10 rebounds to help the Wolverines (9-0) beat the Razorbacks (4-4) at Ann Arbor, Mich.
(4) SYRACUSE 108, MONMOUTH 56: Michael-Carter Williams had 15 points and a career-high 16 assists, and C.J. Fair added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange (8-0) in a win over the Hawks (5-5).
(5) LOUISVILLE 99, MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY 47: Russ Smith scored a career-high 31 points and the Cardinals (8-1) routed the Kangaroos (4-5) at Louisville, Ky.
(7) OHIO STATE 89, LONG BEACH STATE 55: Deshaun Thomas had 18 points, including a 3-pointer in an 11-0 run in the first half, to lead the Buckeyes (6-1) over the 49ers (3-6) at Columbus, Ohio.
(9) KANSAS 90, COLORADO 54: Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Kevin Young added 16 points and eight rebounds, and the Jayhawks (7-1) rolled past the Buffaloes (7-2) at Lawrence, Kan.
(11) CINCINNATI 92, MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE 60: Point guard Cashmere Wright set a career high with six 3-pointers, and Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half for the Bearcats (9-0) in a win over the visiting Hawks (0-9).
(12) MISSOURI 68, TENNESSEE STATE 38: Stefan Jankovic scored all 14 of his points in the second half, helping Missouri (8-1) overcome a sloppy first half against Tennessee State (4-6) at Columbia, Mo.
(15) GEORGETOWN 46, TOWSON 40: The Hoyas (7-1) held Towson scoreless over the final 4½ minutes and won their second home clankfest in a row, recovering from a 17-point first half to beat the Tigers (4-5) at Washington.
(19) MICHIGAN STATE 73, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 61: Gary Harris scored 20 points and the Spartans (8-2) broke away in the second half to beat the Ramblers (6-3) at East Lansing, Mich.
(20) NORTH CAROLINA 78, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 55: Leslie McDonald scored 14 points and the Tar Heels (7-2) held East Tennessee State to 12 points in the first half at Chapel Hill, N.C.
(22) NOTRE DAME 84, BROWN 57: Freshman Cameron Biedscheid scored a career-high 17 points for the Fighting Irish (8-1) against the Bears (3-5) at South Bend, Ind.
(23) OKLAHOMA STATE 62, MISSOURI STATE 42: Markel Brown scored 15 points, and Michael Cobbins and Le’Bryan Nash added 10 apiece for the Cowboys (7-1) in a win over the Bears (2-7) at Stillwater, Okla.
(25) NORTH CAROLINA STATE 80, CLEVELAND STATE 63: Richard Howell had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the Wolfpack (6-2) beat the Vikings (6-3) at Raleigh, N.C.