Duke rallied past Wisconsin, 68-63, in the national final Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. With the win, the Blue Devils claimed their fifth national title and denied the Badgers their second.
The Final Four is one of the biggest sporting events in the nation, and the national title game is one of the biggest stages in the nation. [ MORE: Get all of our NCAA tournament coverage ] That being the case, the stars were out to take in the Wisconsin vs. Duke game Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Let’s see, there was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, an adopted Wisconsin fan who has followed the Badgers’ run, and former Wisconsin defensive end and current NFL All-Pro J.J. Watt, who was seated next to Caroline Wozniacki, the
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.
Big events always bring out the best in sports photography, and we expect Monday night’s NCAA Final Four championship game between Duke and Wisconsin to be no exception. Have a look at the best shots from the game. Also, check out these previous photos galleries.
The scene will bring smiles to many for a long time. Players chest-bumping and hugging. Fans on the fringe of delirium. A celebration perfect for highlight reels and posters.
With a win tonight over Duke, Wisconsin would win the Big Ten's first national title since 2000. A lot has changed since Michigan State cut down the nets, as evidenced by the fun nuggets inside.
What can $3 get you at this weekend’s Final Four in Indianapolis? A Big Blue Nation Kentucky rally towel, which reads “UK Not Done.” [ MORE: Badgers, on how and why they’re so excited, such characters ] The issue is, the Wildcats are done after falling to Wisconsin 71-64 on Saturday night. The loss ended Kentucky’s pursuit of a perfect season. Now, the towel has a red “X” over over the word “Not” and a Wisconsin “W” below the Kentucky slogan. Check it out in the tweet above. *** Read more NCAA Tournament posts below:
Logan Stieber forever has a place in the proud Big Ten wrestling record books. The Ohio State senior became the first Big Ten wrestler to win four individual NCAA titles late last month, and just the fourth in the sport to do so. Even better: Stieber’s record came in a special year, one when the Buckeyes won their first national championship. BTN.com recently caught up with Stieber for a quick Q&A. See it below. Q: What went through your mind when the referee raised your arm to signify your fourth NCAA title? Logan Stieber: A feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment
It’s all right there for Wisconsin: The national championship. The Badgers will look to win the Big Ten’s first title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 2000 tonight vs. Duke.
In a matter of hours - at 9:18 p.m. ET, to be exact - Wisconsin will play in its first national final since 1941. They're nervous and uptight right now, right? Nope, not even close.