Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim came to Mike Krzyzewski's defense two days after Alabama bench boss Nate Oats questioned the legendary Duke head coach for wanting the NCAA to reassess the current collegiate season.

"Everybody knows Mike K is a friend of mine, but Mike said in the summer in September and October that we should delay the season," Boeheim said Saturday, according to Syracuse.com's Mike Waters.

"For some young coach who should know better, but didn't, to suggest that Mike Krzyzewski doesn't want to play because he lost a couple games? Yeah, he's only won 1100. Anybody who knows anything about college basketball knows that Mike Krzyzewski said that in the very beginning."