Duke Wins Fifth NCAA Title [VIDEO]
It was another great game last night! So good that you hated to see one team lose. But when all was said and the buzzer sounded, the Duke Blue Devils defeated the Wisconsin Badgers, 68-63, to capture their fifth national title! They now tie UNC and Indiana for the most national championships.
The key to the victory was Duke's defense down the strength, and the exceptional play of Tyrus Jones knocking down some key points, and helping the Blue Devils outscore the Badgers in the second half.
Frank Kaminsky played his heart out and kept the game close. He even put his team up by 9 at one point! I felt really bad for him at the end of the game. He's a great player with a bright future in the NBA.
Jahil Okafor was in foul trouble much of the game, but came through in the second half with some key rebounds and a big layup in the waning minutes of the game. I'm pretty sure he will opt into the NBA draft this year, and I would love to see him in a New York Knicks jersey this fall.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski went over 1000 wins as a coach this season, and he now joins John Wooden as the only coaches to win at least five NCAA men's basketball titles.
Congratulations to both teams on a fantastic season! It's too bad someone had to lose.
Check out the Blue Devils' celebration below: