Oregon wing Dillon Brooks met with the media earlier tonight to discuss the conversation he had with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski after the Ducks’ win over the Blue Devils in last night’s Sweet Sixteen matchup, and he did so by, well, not addressing it at all.
Brooks and Krzyzewski’s conversation made headlines last night after Brooks hit a very deep three-pointer and then showed off in the final seconds of the second half, as a means of avoiding a shot clock violation, and Brooks then said that the Hall of Fame coach told him he was “too good” to showboat the way he did. Per multiple sources on Twitter, Brooks refused to address the matter this evening.
Dillon Brooks…"me and Coach K are both professionals, and I have to just move on from this."
— Toby Rowland (@TRowOU) March 25, 2016
Oregon's Dillon Brooks on coach k conversation. "… I hope to move on from the situation and focus on Oklahoma."
— Jill Painter Lopez (@jillpainter) March 25, 2016
— Adam Zucker (@AdamZuckerCBS) March 25, 2016
Dillon Brooks on Coach K conversation: "That conversation should have stayed with us." Says he spoke w coach Altman about it.
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) March 25, 2016
Krzyzewski has denied that’s what he said to Brooks but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the conversation between both parties, regardless of what was exactly said, has gone completely off the rails. No. 1 Oregon won and reached the Elite Eight, No. 4 Duke lost and won’t repeat as champions. Game, set and match.
However, it’s also going to be interesting to see how big a target Brooks has on his back heading into tomorrow’s game against No. 2 Oklahoma. Tip-off is slated for 6:09 p.m. ET on CBS, so be sure to tune in!
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