Just two days after Mike Krzyzewski said he “(doesn’t) think it feels right to anybody” that college basketball is being played right now, Duke has decided to end its non-conference schedule early.
According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, Duke is not planning on finishing its non-conference schedule, at least for the time being.
“Duke is not planning on playing any more non-conference games,” Goodman reported. “Obviously, that could change down the road. … but that’s the plan for now with Coach K and the Blue Devils.”
The move comes following Duke’s 2-2 start to the season, with the most recent loss coming at home against Illinois by a final score of 83-68 on Tuesday.
Duke has announced that it will “forgo (its) remaining non-conference regular-season games for the 2020-21 season,” adding that the team’s next game will be against Notre Dame next Wednesday in South Bend.
“Just to make sure we’re doing the right thing for our players, just for safety, we’re not going to play any non-conference games,” Krzyzewski said in the video statement. “We’re not going to try and reschedule, we could reschedule, or try to reschedule three games, and we’re not going to do that. We’re going to play conference, and hopefully we get to play all of them.”