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Mike Krzyzewski looks down on the five players who refused to finish his last dance

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Joe made a frantic comeback to advance to Sweet 16 with an 85-76 win over Michigan State, and he shed tears.

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For almost a year, he has known that the finish line was in sight

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They chose this path, a farewell journey on which they can relive some of their classic moments and,

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perhaps, pen a final chapter worthy of his epic 42-year career

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The finality of Krzyzewski's run hangs like a cloud over what Duke has done this season, every game, Jr. Wendell Moore Jr.

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Said, another "last few" for Krzyzewski, but always with the knowledge that more "lasts" await.

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As Bingham lined up for his first free throw, Paolo Banchero was furious.

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Mark Williams was stunned. Trevor Keels hung his head. moore clapped

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Almost as if he was trying to wake his team from an unfathomable nightmare.

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