And that apparently includes no chants directed at the opposing coach, however innocent, and especially if that person is one of Krzyzewski's former players and assistants at Duke.
Tre Jones contributed 14 points, and Duncan Goldwire scored 13 as the Blue Devils (17-3, 6-2) won their second straight game after dropping consecutive decisions to Clemson and Louisville. The Blue Devils' mark was above their season average of 0.540, while the Hurricanes' was below their season average of 0.514.
The "Sit with us" chant has been harnessed in the past by the Crazies to invite recruits and former players to join them in the stands, and after the game, Coach K acknowledged he may have been a bit misguided for reacting how he did.
Krzyzewski apologized later, but said he'd prefer they not chant at the coach on the opposite bench during a hard-fought game.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are on the road for a matchup with the 8th ranked Duke Blue Devils.
Capel played at Duke from 1993-1997 and coached there from 2011-2018 before taking the Pittsburgh job. "I don't know if they were saying, 'Come sit with me'". I thought it was something personal. Carey scored seven of Duke's first nine points, forcing the normally stout Pitt defense to collapse in on him in an effort to deny him the ball and contest his shots. Duke was able to pull away in this matchup, thanks to the 3-point differential.
Krzyzewski's anger was obvious immediately as he screamed at the students to "shut up". He had to be restrained by referee Mike Eades. He pounded his fist on his heart and, with a red face, yelled, "He's one of us!" "Look, Kobe was one of my players".
Players for both teams warmed up in T-shirts with a purple-and-gold No. 8 on the front and No. 24 on the back, the numbers Bryant wore with the Los Angeles Lakers. A moment of silence, lasting 24.8 seconds, was held prior to the national anthem.
But the game probably wasn't the thing most fans were talking about Tuesday night. Prior to his arrival in Durham, he worked for newspapers in Columbia and Spartanburg, S.C., Biloxi, Miss., and Charlotte covering beats including the NFL's Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, University of SC athletics and the S.C. General Assembly.