For three Duke Blue Devils, the work wasn't done after their team defeated Gonzaga on Sunday afternoon.
On the flight from Houston to Durham, N.C., after the team's Elite Eight victory, several of Coach K's players were presented with exams for their courses at Duke. That's quite a way to celebrate.
Here's the video of Coach K and his players arriving back on campus. Coach K briefly addresses the assembled crowd. Here's what the scene looked like:
Thanks to the Crazies for the late-night welcome home pic.twitter.com/NZPowfz2L6
— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) March 30, 2015
"We're all pretty tired," the storied coach says. "They’re filling out some forms, three guys took a test on the plane coming home.
"That’s what you get for going to Duke."
The squad has its work cut out for it over the next week. The Blue Devils will take on the Michigan State Spartans in the Final Four and, with a win, they'll advance to play either Kentucky or Wisconsin in the championship game.
The 2015 tournament may seem like déjà vu for Duke fans, who have some great memories from this year's Final Four site, Indianapolis. The last time Coach K's team appeared in the Final Four, and the last time Duke won a championship, was at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2010. That year, too, Duke was the top seed in the South region and won the regional title in Houston.
Another Indianapolis connection: Before Kentucky did it this year, the last team to enter the Final Four undefeated was UNLV in 1991. The Runnin' Rebels then lost in the national semifinals to Duke in the Hoosier Dome. Duke proceeded to beat Kansas for Coach K's first national title.