PROVIDENCE — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski paused to speak to Yale sophomore guard Makai Mason for a moment in the handshake line after the Blue Devils advanced in the West Region Saturday with a 71-64 victory. Duke briefly recruited Mason when he was a high school sophomore.
"What a magnificent year he's had," Krzyzewski said. "I wanted him to know, 'I do remember you.' We just recruited Tyus [Jones]. But we loved him."
Mason was held to eight points on 2-for-12 shooting after scoring 31 Thursday against Baylor. He averaged a team-high 16 points this season.
"We hit some threes and momentum was turning, but Grayson [Allen] and Brandon...