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‘Under the weather’ Krzyzewski to miss Duke’s game at Georgia Tech

Mike Krzyzewski

Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski shouts to the court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Syracuse defeated Duke 64-62. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)


Duke, which fell out of the national rankings for the first time in eight years Monday, will be without head coach Mike Krzyzewski Wednesday night as they take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

According to the school Krzyzewski is “under the weather,” and as a result he did not make the trip south with the team. The head coach met with doctors following the team’s meal Monday night, and they advised him not to make the trip. According to a report from, Krzyzewski remained at Duke University Hospital overnight Monday with a battery of tests revealing that he was suffering from dehydration.

Associate head coach Jeff Capel will serve as acting head coach against the Yellow Jackets.

Duke has lost four of its last five games and is still without senior forward Amile Jefferson, who hasn’t played since December 5 against Buffalo due to a foot injury.