COACH K -- "KYRIE WILL PLAY FRIDAY." COUP: Jane Goodall moving archives to Duke

Developing -- At practice in Greensboro, Coach K has just confirmed that Kyrie Irving will play in the first round of the NCAA championship series against Hampton.

Holding a news briefing, the coach did not wait for anyone to ask the #1 question. He volunteered the announcement.

Moments later, in the locker room, Kyrie said the decision was made last night with the coaching staff, doctors and his father participating.

He is not expected to start. And there is no indication how many minutes he might play in his initial game.