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Mike Krzyzewski is surprised by NCAA starting times

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils coaches against the Washington Huskies at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 10, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has won four NCAA titles and is coaching in the Big Dance for the 31st time this season. So he has experienced just about everything there is to experience in March Madness.

But when Krzyzewski was asked Saturday if there is anything about the tournament that still surprises him, such as the two upsets by No. 14 seeds over No. 3 seeds that took place in the second round, he came up with an unexpected answer.

"I wish we didn't see a game starting at 10:45,'' Krzyzewski said.

He was referring to the second-round game between Northern Iowa and Wyoming that began at 10:40 Thursday morning in Seattle to fit a 1:40 ET television time slot. In other words, two teams from remote places with no prospect of drawing a big TV audience were shunted aside to an undesirable time slot regardless of the time zone in which they were playing.

"I mean, I can't even believe that could happen," Krzyzewski said. "Could you? How did that happen, by the way? That's not right. That's not right.''

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