Tuesday's college roundup
Krzyzewski still doesn’t plan to coach USA
NEW YORK — Mike Krzyzewski said again Tuesday he doesn’t plan to return as U.S. men’s basketball coach after leading the Americans to two Olympic gold medals.
Saying “my stance hasn’t changed,” Krzyzewski told ESPN Radio he expects USA Basketball to name a new coach this summer.
The Hall of Fame Duke coach said during and after last summer’s Olympics that he wasn’t planning to return to the position he’s held with the national team since 2005. However, he still hasn’t confirmed that decision with USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, who has said they will talk after the college season.
“I’ve loved, loved, loved, and it’s been an honor being with the USA Basketball team,” Krzyzewski said in the interview. “And to coach the team and work with Jerry these seven years has been marvelous.
“And we’re in a good spot,” Krzyzewski added. “We need to keep building.”
Krzyzewski led the Americans to Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012, and a world basketball championship in 2010. The Americans also won bronze in the 2006 worlds, their first tournament under his guidance, and haven’t lost a game since.
McDonald undergoes knee surgery
DURHAM — Duke football coach David Cutcliffe announced Tuesday that freshman linebacker Dominic McDonald has undergone surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.
The procedure was performed on Monday by Dr. Claude T. Moorman III, Duke’s head team physician and the director of Duke Sports Medicine.
McDonald (6-2, 240) is expected to miss spring practice, which begins on March 4 and concludes with the program’s Spring Game on April 13 at 4 p.m. in Wallace Wade Stadium.
McDonald, a native of Longwood, Fla., enrolled at Duke in January after graduating from Lake Brantley High School in December. He was listed as the No. 59 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com and as a senior totaled 65 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and eight sacks en route to earning first team all-state (8A) honors from the Associated Press.
Duke women third at golf event
NEW ORLEANS — The third-ranked Duke women’s golf team turned in a third-place finish at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship on Tuesday, finishing with a 36-hole total of 583, which was only three shots off the lead at English Turn Golf and Country Club.
As a team, Duke fired rounds of 283 and 300 to conclude with a two-day total of 583. After the opening-round 4-under, the second round was cancelled because of damaging weather Sunday evening.
Southern California won the title in a playoff over UCLA, after both teams finished with a 580. Rounding out the team scores were Duke 583, Tulane 589, Purdue 591, LSU 592, Alabama 593, Baylor 593, Texas 595, Florida 596 and Oklahoma State 596.
Hayley Davis of Baylor claimed the individual title with a 4-under 140. Duke junior Laetitia Beck finished eighth overall with a 144, which is her first top-10 of the season.
Duhon’s foundation to collect sneakers at Duke
DURHAM — Los Angeles Lakers guard Chris Duhon’s Stand Tall Foundation will have the sixth stop of its Sneakers-2-Succeed campaign, in partnership with the Art of Stepping Foundation, on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium beginning at noon.
The Sneakers-2-Succeed campaign collects new or gently used sneakers for children in need throughout the United States. The sneakers collected Saturday will be donated to homeless children in Durham.
Drop-off bins will be set up along the entrance of Cameron before the tipoff of the game against Miami.
Every person who donates a pair of shoes gets a raffle ticket, and prizes include tickets to the ACC Tournament, autographed items from Duke men’s basketball and items autographed by Duhon.
For more information about the Chris Duhon Stand Tall Foundation, visit www.ChrisDuhonStandTall.org.
Gambucci takes ACC wrestling honor
DURHAM — Duke sophomore Brandon Gambucci was named the ACC wrestler of the week for the second time in his career, as announced Tuesday by the conference office.
Wrestling at 133 pounds, Gambucci recorded three dual match wins and played a key role in the team’s first conference win of the season Feb. 20 at N.C. State.
Gambucci collected his 16th and 17th wins of the season this past weekend at the NWCA Duals Festival in Philadelphia. Gambucci, ranked 27th in the NCAA coaches rankings, is 17-4 overall this season and 12-3 in duals for the Blue Devils.