Duke's Coach K Visits Mercer's Locker Room to Congratulate Bears After Upset Win

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 21, 2014

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 15:  Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils yells to his team against the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the semifinals of the 2014 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 15, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Twitter: @Nicole Auerbach

Say what you want about the Duke Blue Devils and head coach Mike Krzyzewski, but what Coach K did after losing to the Mercer Bears was classy.

After the 78-71 loss to No. 14 Mercer, Coach K went into the Bears' locker room to congratulate the team on the win. According to Nicole Auerbach from USA Today, Krzyzewski told the Bears, "If we got beaten, at least we got beaten by a hell of a basketball team."

UPDATE: Saturday, March 22, 2:25 p.m. ET

You can see a video of Coach K in the locker room below.

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That's the definition of losing with grace.

[Twitter, h/t For The Win]


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