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Coach K leads Duke back to the Final Four for one more college basketball ritual

SAN FRANCISCO -- He swears he can't remember records or scores, but he can't forget an ending. The devastating ones, the jubilant ones and every one that falls somewhere in between. This one, though -- the final one -- has been an ending from the beginning.

It has taken on the feel of ritual. Every game begins the same way, with Duke's players taking the court, followed by the assistant coaches and, finally, Mike Krzyzewski. He walks out the locker room with a slight limp these days, looking like a man who has left something behind but no longer has time to find it.