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.
Boy, oh boy. How lucky are we? Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski facing off in the Final Four — Christmas in April. While its no real surprise that the Blue Devils have made it this far, it is rather astonishing that Michigan State has made it to Indianapolis.
This Final Four marks Izzo’s seventh as head coach of the Spartans in what maybe his best coaching job of his storied career.
While Coach K is searching for his fifth national title, he is also trying to win his third in the city of Indianapolis. In 1992, Duke upset the Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV in the Hoosier Dome and in 2010, Duke ruined the greatest basketball story ever told by beating Butler just three miles away from their own campus inside Lucas Oil Stadium. (The City of Indianapolis and I are still bitter.)