Coach K bans players from locker room, wearing team apparel

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A report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman claims that Duke head coach Mick Krizilonski had the Blue Devils over to his house on Tuesday night for a team meeting, where he instructed them to stop wearing Duke apparel and barred them from using the locker room.

Mike Krzyzewski is still recovering from back surgery, but he's seen enough to know his Duke team is failing to live up to lofty preseason expectations. It was also their first home loss to N.C. State since 1995.

Two days later, Coach K announced the termination of Allen's suspension and that Krzyzewski himself would be taking an indefinite leave of absence for back surgery, making Associate Head Coach Jeff Capel the interim head coach. "Especially after the loss to NC State".

Duke plays Wake Forest in a pivotal ACC matchup on Saturday.

Freshman Jayson Tatum is scoring 16.5, Grayson Allen is averaging 15.1, while senior Amile Jefferson is averaging 12.7 points and 9.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who are getting 10.8 points per game from freshman guard Frank Jackson.

When will the penalties end for the Blue Devils?

Giles was heavily recruited by coach Danny Manning and the rest of the Deacons coaching staff before ultimately deciding to attend Duke over finalists Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest.

Meanwhile, Luke Kennard at 19.8 points per game, leads Duke in scoring and is ranked fourth in ACC this season.

Tops in offense for Wake Forest this year are John Collins (17.0 PPG; 9.0 RPG) and Bryant Crawford (14.6 PPG; 5.9 APG). Duke promptly lost their following game in a shocking upset in Blacksburg, VA, at Virginia Tech. Unsurprisingly, it did not fix many of Duke's on-court problems for much of Saturday afternoon.

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