Coach Krzyzewski quarantining following COVID-19 exposure; Duke at Florida State game postponed

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Duke at FSU men's basketball game postponed; Coach Krzyzewski quarantining
Duke at Florida State has been postponed due to a positive test in the FSU program. Coach Krzyzewski was set to miss the game following an unrelated COVID-19 exposure.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The ACC announced overnight the Duke at Florida State men's basketball game slated for Saturday has been postponed.

The postponement follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining and contact tracing in the Florida State program.

Duke announced Friday night that men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski would miss Saturday night's game at Florida State to quarantine following a COVID-19 exposure.

According to the university, Krzyzewski was exposed to a person, not in the Duke travel party, who tested positive for COVID-19.

At this time, Krzyzewski has not tested positive for the virus.

Associate head coach Jon Scheyer was set to serve as acting head coach before the postponement.

In December, Krzyzewski was outspoken about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic as cases surged in the state.

Five-time championship-winning coach Mike Krzyzewski said that the idea for everyone to start on November 25 wasn't well-planned. The goal, according to Krzyzewski, was to get in as many games as possible.

"I know the NCAA is worried about the endgame," he said. "They're not as worried about the game we're playing right now."

Duke women's basketball coach also echoed the men's basketball coach's statement saying, "I don't think we should be playing right now, that's my opinion on it."