Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski misses game vs. Georgia Tech

A rough week for Duke just got a little bit worse.

One day after falling out of the AP Top 25 poll for the first time in nearly nine years, the Blue Devils will also be without coach Mike Krzyzewski in their game Tuesday against Georgia Tech.

According to a release from the school, Krzyzewski was feeling “under the weather” following a team meal Monday night. He was taken to the hospital and told by doctors to stay home in Durham, North Carolina, instead of traveling with the team down to Atlanta for its game against the Yellow Jackets.

He is expected to return to the team soon. In his absence, associate head coach Jeff Capel will lead the team. There are few schools in the country who have an option to fall back on as steady as Capel, as the former VCU and Oklahoma coach has experience as a head man over nine seasons with three NCAA Tournament berths and 175 wins to his name.

The Blue Devils are 15-6 on the season and have lost four of five games for the first time since a pair of four-game losing streaks in 2007.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski will miss Duke's game against Georgia Tech. (USATSI)
Coach Mike Krzyzewski will miss Duke’s game against Georgia Tech. (USATSI)

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