WITH VIDEO: Duke and Wisconsin have more than earned their chance to compete for the national title. It’s Frank Kaminsky versus Jahlil Okafor and Sam Dekker versus Justise Winslow. The first half of the game from the view point of the match-ups were fairly even until both Okafor and Winslow for Duke got in early foul trouble and hit the bench for a majority of the last 10 minutes.
Wisconsin’s Dekker and Kaminsky had 8 and 7 points respectively, while Winslow and Okafor finished the first half with 7 and 6 to lead the Blue Devils as the teams went to the locker room tied at 31.
With 13 lead changes in the first half alone, the score shows the physicality and heart that these teams are playing with. The largest lead of the half was six points and the way that the teams fought to even the score at halftime leaves us wondering how the game could get any closer.
As the last game of the 2014-2015 NCAA season, the national champions will be decided in the next twenty minutes of play.
For the first half, Kaminsky dominated the boards with 7 rebounds and 7 points, while Winslow led the Blue Devils with 7 points and 1 rebound.
Strange, Yet True
Coach K and Bo Ryan are both seeking their fifth National Title (Ryan’s four being in Division III).