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Duke's NCAA run will likely influence announcement

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Timing is a likely factor in when Northwestern officially announces Chris Collins as the successor to Bill Carmody.

Duke returned back to Durham, N.C., late Sunday night. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski gave Collins permission to interview on Monday in part because Duke players had the day off.

It was back to business Tuesday as the Blue Devils prepared for the regional semifinal game against Michigan State in Indianapolis on Friday night.

Duke is scheduled to travel to Indianapolis on Thursday and practice late Thursday afternoon, which might provide a window for Collins to appear at a press conference in Evanston early Thursday before hustling back to Indy to contribute to Dukes preparations.

If not, and if the Blue Devils continue to advance, the presser might not come until Monday.

Either way, barring an unforeseen setback, it's a matter of "when" and not "if."

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