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General Assembly celebrates Duke men's NCAA title

Posted June 24, 2010 4:02 a.m. EDT
Updated June 24, 2010 11:47 a.m. EDT

— The General Assembly on Thursday formally celebrated a men's NCAA basketball title coming to North Carolina for a second straight year.

The House and Senate held a joint session to honor Duke University's national championship, the school's fourth under Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The team was introduced by Sen. Dan Blue, a Wake County Democrat who is chairman of Duke's Board of Trustees, and a resolution honoring their championship was read into the record and passed.

Krzyzewski reminded lawmakers that Duke is stocked with talented people committed to service to the state. He urged legislators to use Duke's resources in any way leaders think it will help.

The University of North Carolina visited the General Assembly last year after the Tar Heels won the NCAA men's basketball title.