Coach K: Kyrie Irving To Play in NCAA Tournament Opener

by March 17, 2011

Reports say the talented Duke freshman will receive around 15 minutes off the bench in his Tourney debut. From the AP: “Injured point guard Kyrie Irving will be back on the court for No. 1 seeded Duke’s NCAA tournament opener. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said at his news conference Thursday that Irving will not start and will play “limited minutes” during the Blue Devils’ West Regional game against the 16th-seeded Pirates. ‘ don’t have a set number of minutes,’ Krzyzewski said. ‘We want to play the way we’ve been playing and integrate him into what we’re doing.'”