Field Goal %
- WIS 41.0
- 47.1 DUKE
Three Point %
- WIS 33.3
- 36.4 DUKE
- WIS 5
- 5 DUKE
- WIS 35
- 33 DUKE
- Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
- Line: EVEN
0:00 - 2nd Half
End of Game
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.
Kaelon Wilson scored 18 points and Texas-Arlington routed Akron 85-69 on Monday night in the second round of the NIT.
Gonzaga is bracing itself for the challenge West Virginia's defense presents after looking at the results of the Mountaineers' 83-71 win over Notre Dame in an NCAA Tournament second-round game last week.
Duane Wilson announced Monday he's planning to transfer from Marquette to another school as a graduate student for his final year of eligibility.