What Mike Krzyzewski said after Duke beat Rhode Island to advance to the Sweet 16

Duke didn’t have much of a struggle against Rhode Island on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh, Pa. It is now back in the Sweet 16 after a 87-62 victory over the Rams.

The Blue Devils needed a few minutes to get into the swing of things, but once they did, the rout was on. They went into the locker room with a 17-point cushion and grew that advantage to as much as 29 points in the second half. All told, Duke ended the day with a 56.9 percent mark from the floor while holding Rhode Island to below 40 percent.

It was another terrific effort from Marvin Bagley III as he scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting, coming a rebound shy of a double-double. Gary Trent Jr. contributed 18 points, including a 4-for-9 mark from beyond the arc.

With the win, Mike Krzyzewski passed the late Pat Summit for most Division 1 victories – by a men’s or women’s basketball coach – with 1,099. Here’s what he said as the Blue Devils will face either Syracuse or Michigan State on Friday in the Sweet 16:

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