Mike Krzyzewski earns groundbreaking 100th NCAA Tournament win
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reached a milestone on Thursday night that may never be approached again.
He won his 100th NCAA Tournament game, extending his long-held record of most postseason wins in college basketball history.
Mike Krzyzewski now has 100 NCAA Tournament wins.
An unbreakable record.
— Saturday Road (@SaturdayRoad) March 25, 2022
No other active coach in college basketball has more than 60 such wins. Only the legendary Jim Boeheim, Tom Izzo and Bill Self have more than 50.
Former North Carolina and Kansas coach Roy Williams is second all-time with 79 NCAA Tournament wins. Dean Smith recorded 65 before his retirement.
Self is perhaps the only active coach who could conceivably match this record, eventually. However, Self will be 60-year-old next season and his 51 NCAA Tournament wins is barely half of Krzyzewski’s career total.
Duke will now advance to face Arkansas in the Elite Eight. It will be Krzyzewski’s 17th appearance on that stage and a win would mean he breaks a tie with John Wooden for most trips to the Final Four.
Tipoff vs. the Razorbacks is at 8:50 p.m. ET on Saturday.