INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.
Okafor spent big chunks of the second half on the bench after drawing his third, then his fourth foul.
When he returned, he beat Wisconsin’s big man, senior Frank Kaminksy, for a pair of buckets, then Jones hit a 3-pointer to complete a run from nine down to eight up with 1:22 left.
Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski captured his fifth title, putting him in second place alone behind John Wooden.
Kaminsky outscored Okafor 21-10 but came up short in his last game, as the Badgers (36-4) couldn’t duplicate their thrilling win over Kentucky two nights earlier.
Jones led the Blue Devils (35-4) with 23 points.