Duke Wins Another National Championship And Bo Ryan Is A Sore Loser


With 13:23 remaining in the National Championship, Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils found themselves down 48-39. It was there that the freshman duo of Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen took over. Jones, who won MOP, scored 19 of his 23 in the second half, including two big three pointers. Allen on the other hand scored 16 points, 12 more than his regular season average. The freshman from Florida scored 8 points in a row for Duke and gave the team a spark with his hustle and intensity.

First Team All American Jhalil Okafor was pretty much a none factor in this one until his two late buckets. The future NBA lottery pick was 5-9 with 10 points and just 3 rebounds. The big man faced foul trouble all game. Luckily for him, his teammates stepped up and helped seal the deal for Duke’s 5th National Championship.

There were some questionable calls but Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan was a little sour during his press conference. The game was a little bit more physical than they prefer. He also made a comment about renting a player. Bo, time to get with the rest of college basketball. You have coached for how long? Any good coach knows you have to learn and adapt. The comment about renting a player rubbed me the wrong way. Coach K was always about the guys who hung around for a couple of years. He then lost to Mercer in the first round of the tourney last year and understood what needed to be done. He went out and got superstars. Hopefully Bo learned a thing or two from this one and will take it back to the drawing board.


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One Response to Duke Wins Another National Championship And Bo Ryan Is A Sore Loser

  1. Sure it was a physical game. Did you by chance notice Kaminsky guarding Okafor? I’m surprised that Okafor didn’t lose his temper–Kaminsky was shoving full body against him constantly without the ball, holding his arms in Okafor’s face. But not a foul was called. Duke had arguably its two best players with four fouls and Jefferson with three. Wisconsin had the perfect chance winning by nine with about 13 minutes left to clamp down, deny Duke, and produce a lead from which Duke could not recover. But they didn’t. It was curious that the camera/sportscaster crew replayed the Winslow out of bounds call at least ten times and went out of their way to go back and try to show that Winslow’s heel was on the line, but did you see them reviewing film on any of Wisconsin’s errors. No, of course not. You can’t ruin the championship for Duke by being a sore loser. They played six games with some of the top teams in the nation to win that trophy.

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