WITH VIDEO: This game was just what we could have hoped for in a national championship. Both teams laid it all on the line and battled until the last buzzer. Duke was able to outlast Wisconsin by the score of 68-63. The game’s MVP was awarded to the freshman Tyus Jones. Coach K won his 5th national championship with only eight scholarship players, and four of them being freshman.
With the Sweet 16 on the line, neither team was willing to give in. No. 1 seed Wisconsin wasn’t able to pull away from the Ducks until late in this one, 72-65. The Ducks gave the Badgers and Bo Ryan all they could handle. Frank Kaminsky did not steal the show, but he was able to tally 16 points.
Not many teams can step on the court and control the game in such a fashion as No. 6 Wisconsin did this evening against No. 23 Ohio State. The Badgers put their foot on the gas and didn’t let up, rolling to a 72-48 win. With only a small scare midway through the second, Wisconsin put on another showing as they work toward a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.