After Mike Krzyzewski’s last game at the Cameron Indoor Stadium and his defeat to North Carolina in the ACC Tournament final against Virginia Tech, No one will bet on these Duke Blue Devils. In fact, many have already seen themselves at risk in the first or second round of the NCAA Tournament, and very few have seen their ability to reach the final four in New Orleans. Instead, the most talented college basketball teams are finding their best form in the decisive moment: A 78-69 win over Arkansas allowed them to get a ticket to New Orleans, Where an unexpected NCAA title game will be played next weekend. A success that came at the end of one Controlled races for virtually all 40 minutes of playReturning to the sender, the team returned to -5, which left no one except Gonzaga, the absolute No. 1 draw in the previous round.
Paolo Banchero is still decisive: 16 points and 7 rebounds
Paolo Banchero is the hero again, Triple signed that gave Duke seven advantage points in the first half that they did not give up in the end. The blue future He finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, although he did not shoot very well from the field (4/11) but went to the line 8 times with 7 free hits. Within 38 minutes on the nut. He has five more teammates above 9 points, led 18 Another surprise by young AJ Griffin (7/9 shooting) ei 14 by Wendell Moore Jr.. In addition to the double double of 12 + 12, long Mark Williams made the decisive run of 10-0 in the second half. In Arkansas, 19 + 10 by Jillian Williams is not enoughThroughout the game Duke is fighting against versatility and size.
Coach K in history: 5 final fours in 5 different decades
And in particular On the day of coach K.This is more than the final four John Wooden stacked at the top of the NCAA Season Final Act, spanning 13 of five different decades., Both records in the history of college basketball. “Here it is GOAT“Quick receipt, Banchero interrupted his coach’s interview.”Shut up“To make a joke on behalf of Krzyzewski. The next stop is the semifinals of the tournament which will definitely be interesting: If it gets there North Carolina, Will be the incredibly first meeting in the most heated rivalry tournament in college basketball (as well as a rematch of a match a few weeks earlier in Durham); If there is “Cinderella” St. Peters, To reach the first pick No. 15 Elite Eight, it would be the most classic Clash between David and Goliath in basketball sauce.