Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • WIS 41.0
    • 47.1 DUKE
  • Three Point %

    • WIS 33.3
    • 36.4 DUKE
  • Turnovers

    • WIS 5
    • 5 DUKE
  • Rebounds

    • WIS 35
    • 33 DUKE

Game Information

Coverage: CBS
Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
  • Line: EVEN
Attendance: 71,149
100%
Capacity: 63,000
Referees: Pat Driscoll, Joe DeRosa, Michael Stephens
4/7/2015 Associated Press

Duke downs Wisconsin to give Coach K fifth title

Jahlil Okafor scored two big buckets late and his freshman buddy Tyus Jones hit a key 3-pointer to lift Duke to its fifth national title Monday night in a 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin.

CBS12T
Wisconsin313263
Duke313768

Game Flow

WIS
DUKE
0:00 - 2nd Half

WIS

63

DUKE

68

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Frank Kaminsky missed Jumper.
  • Traevon Jackson missed Layup.
  • Nigel Hayes made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Sam Dekker.
  • Duje Dukan made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Traevon Jackson.
  • Traevon Jackson missed Layup.
  • Sam Dekker missed Layup.
  • Sam Dekker made Two Point Tip Shot.
  • Josh Gasser missed Layup.
  • Bronson Koenig missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Sam Dekker made Layup.
  • Frank Kaminsky made Layup.
  • Frank Kaminsky missed Jumper.
  • Bronson Koenig missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Sam Dekker made Layup.
  • Sam Dekker missed Jumper.
  • Bronson Koenig made Jumper.
  • Frank Kaminsky missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Frank Kaminsky made Layup. Assisted by Josh Gasser.
  • Nigel Hayes made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Josh Gasser.
  • Nigel Hayes missed Layup.
  • Frank Kaminsky missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Traevon Jackson missed Jumper.
  • Duje Dukan missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Sam Dekker missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Bronson Koenig missed Layup.
  • Frank Kaminsky made Layup.
  • Sam Dekker made Layup. Assisted by Josh Gasser.
  • Frank Kaminsky missed Jumper.
  • Bronson Koenig missed Layup.
  • Nigel Hayes made Dunk. Assisted by Bronson Koenig.
  • Bronson Koenig missed Jumper.
  • Sam Dekker missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook made Jumper.
  • Justise Winslow missed Layup.
  • Jahlil Okafor missed Jumper.
  • Tyus Jones made Jumper.
  • Grayson Allen made Layup. Assisted by Amile Jefferson.
  • Jahlil Okafor made Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook made Layup.
  • Jahlil Okafor missed Layup.
  • Quinn Cook made Jumper.
  • Matt Jones missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Justise Winslow made Jumper.
  • Grayson Allen made Layup.
  • Tyus Jones made Layup. Assisted by Quinn Cook.
  • Amile Jefferson made Layup. Assisted by Tyus Jones.
  • Quinn Cook missed Jumper.
  • Justise Winslow made Jumper.
  • Jahlil Okafor missed Layup.
  • Grayson Allen missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Tyus Jones missed Jumper.
  • Tyus Jones missed Jumper.
  • Marshall Plumlee missed Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Grayson Allen made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Marshall Plumlee.
  • Quinn Cook missed Layup.
  • Grayson Allen made Layup.
  • Tyus Jones made Jumper.
  • Jahlil Okafor missed Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Justise Winslow missed Layup.
  • Tyus Jones made Jumper.
  • Grayson Allen made Layup.
  • Jahlil Okafor made Layup.
  • Justise Winslow missed Layup.
  • Jahlil Okafor made Layup.
  • Tyus Jones made Three Point Jumper.

Research Notes

  • With Duke's victory last night, 17 of the last 18 national champions hail from schools that reside in the Eastern Time Zone, with the only exception being Kansas (Central) in 2008. The last school in a Mountain or Pacific time zone to win a title was Arizona in 1997.

  • By winning NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Duke's Tyus Jones is now just the 4th true freshman to win the award, most recently following Anthony Davis and Carmelo Anthony, who didn't return for their sophomore seasons. Jones is currently ranked 28th among Chad Ford's Top 100 draft prospects and is projected as a late first round pick.

  • After defense was Duke's Achilles' heel much of the season, it really clamped down during the title run.

  • This is the third national title game that Duke has played in Indianapolis. The Blue Devils have won all three.

  • The ACC has won 6 straight national title games when facing the Big Ten.

  • The Big Ten has been a big bust in the national championship game of late. In fact, since Michigan State's 89-76 victory over Florida in 2000, the conference has now lost five consecutive national title games:

  • Frank Kaminsky is the fourth player since the tournament expanded to have 20 points and 10 rebounds in both the semifinals and championship game.

  • *Wisconsin's effective field goal percentage (46.7%), was its worst of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Duke improved to 28-0 this season when allowing an effective field goal percentage below 50%, compared to 7-4 when it did not.

  • *Wisconsin averaged 1.05 points per possession Monday, its worst offensive efficiency in its final 12 games. The Badgers entered the game averaging 121.6 points per 100 possessions, the most efficient offense of the last 15 seasons.--Wisconsin averaged more than twice as many points per possession when it got a paint touch than when it did not. The Badgers missed six of their final seven shots on possessions when they did not get the ball into the paint.-- Frank Kaminsky was double-teamed six times Monday. On the first four plays, Kaminsky passed and the Badgers scored 8 points on 3-of-3 shooting (1 TO). On the final two plays, Kaminsky missed two contested shots.--Wisconsin missed 14 of its first 20 shots in the first half, including eight of nine layups (5 blocked). For the game, the Badgers missed 13 layups and Duke's six blocks (3 each by Justise Winslow and Amile Jefferson) were the most by a Wisconsin opponent this season.--Wisconsin was 6-of-33 (18.2%) on contested jump shots in its two games against Duke this season, including 2-of-19 Monday. The Blue Devils were 21-of-42 (50.0%) on such shots in their two wins against the Badgers.

  • Wisconsin is the eighth school to lose in the national semifinals one year and the championship game the following year, something Duke has done both before and under Mike Krzyzewski.

  • With Grayson Allen on the court, Duke outscored Wisconsin 44-31, made 50% of its field goals and did not commit a turnover.

  • Duke's freshmen scored 60 points - including all 37 in the second half - the most by any group of freshmen in title game.

  • *Grayson Allen scored 16 points off the bench, his third most in a game this season and nearly matching his total from his first five NCAA Tournament games (18). With Grayson Allen on the court, Duke outscored Wisconsin 44-31, made 50% of its field goals and did not commit a turnover.

  • Mike Krzyzewski now has five national championships, second only to John Wooden.

  • Duke now has five national titles, tied with North Carolina and Indiana for third-most all-time.

  • *Grayson Allen scored 16 points off the bench, his third most in a game this season and nearly matching his total from his first five NCAA Tournament games (18). Duke's freshmen combined to score 60 points, an NCAA Championship Game record, including all 37 of the Blue Devils' second-half points.

  • *Jahlil Okafor battled foul trouble for most of the second half Monday. Fellow freshmen Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen combined to score 29 of Duke's 37 second-half points. Jones had big second halves in each of the Blue Devils' wins against Wisconsin this season.

  • *Duke outscored Wisconsin 12-4 in clutch time Monday (last 5 minutes of 2nd half/OT with score within 5 pts), all scored by Tyus Jones (8) and Jahlil Okafor (4). Coming into the game, the Badgers had outscored opponents by 57 points in 52 clutch-time minutes.

    --Wisconsin had outscored Kentucky 14-4 in clutch time on Saturday.

  • Duke's four freshmen -- Justise Winslow, Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen -- scored 60 of the team's 68 points, including all 37 of Blue Devils' second-half points. Wisconsin's four senior did not fare as well, scoring 28 points and shooting 37% from the floor.

  • After an incredible run to the championship game, Sam Dekker struggled against Duke.

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