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Duke Basketball Coach's Historic Victory Places Him in a Class by Himself

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No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski celebrates with his players after his 1,000th career win in an NCAA college basketball game against St. John's at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Image source: AP/Kathy Willens)

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski celebrates with his players after his 1,000th career win in an NCAA college basketball game against St. John's at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Image source: AP/Kathy Willens)

Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the Blue Devils (17-2) went on an 18-2 run down the stretch to put Krzyzewski in four figures on his first try.

Jahlil Okafor had 17 points and 10 rebounds, combining with Jones and Quinn Cook (17 points) to fuel the decisive spurt after Duke trailed by 10 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining.

Duke players hold a sign that celebrates head coach Mike Krzyzewski's 1,000th career win after an NCAA basketball game against St. John's, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in New York. (Image source: AP/Seth Wenig)

When the final horn sounded, Blue Devils players engulfed Krzyzewski in front of their bench, and he received a bear hug from assistant Jeff Capel. Players were given T-shirts that read "1,000 and Kounting."

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