DURHAM, NC–Though light snow and ice are predicted to fall over the Triangle this evening, and some forecasts call for wintery precipitation to continue through Wednesday, Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski says the weather should not delay Wednesday’s game against UNC-Chapel Hill at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
“I have personally called their bus driver and asked him to leave early that morning,” he said.
He suggested that it would be ridiculous, “some might even say Machiavellian,” for the Tar Heels to use the adverse conditions to delay an important away game, but that Duke employees have salted all the roads and sidewalks leading to Cameron Indoor, “just in case anything especially nasty comes up.”
Coach K reminded reporters that the Duke and UNC campuses are separated by just eight miles of well-maintained highway. The four-time NCAA champion said that he has called both Durham and Chapel Hill governments to make especially sure that the roads from UNC to Duke are clear, and to make sure a police and snowplow escort is ready for the UNC team bus if need be.
“And if they still can’t make it on their own, we’ll send a bus for them,” he said.
“If you aren’t prepared, you might as well be trying to have the game fall through,” Coach K added. “That’s what I’ve always said.”