Friday, October 17, 2008

Duke to focus on endgame in scrimmage

DURHAM — Duke will focus on the art of finishing games when it suits up for the annual Blue-White scrimmage in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said they'll run two 15-minute halves, the first starting with a tie score with 15 minutes left in the game. Several players will switch sides then they'll reset the clock, again with 15 minutes remaining. Krzyzewski said he wanted to see how his players, including 11 returning letterwinners from a 28-6 team last season, reacted to free throws, pressure, etc.

"it's stuff we practice all the time but with a crowd we can have two end-of-game situations so it should be pretty good," he said. "Hopefully we win."

-- Luciana Chavez