A thrilling Tournament was capped last night by a fantastic final, as Duke beat Wisconsin 68-63. It was the fifth championship for Duke and Mike Krzyzewski.
The Blue Devils have young talent that’s ready to bolt for the NBA in a year or so, while Wisconsin’s personnel has withstood the test of time.
Here are five games this week that will get you ready for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
Duke won its second straight NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, holding off Notre Dame’s comeback with a goal by Kyle Keenan with 2:39 left to clinch an 11-9 victory Monday.
Duke will seek its third national title and Notre Dame will vie for its first Monday at M&T Bank Stadium.
We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
One unforeseen ramification of Mercer’s bracket-busting upset over Duke on Friday, was Atlanta Falcons wide receiver having to pay up on an ill-fated Twitter bet with a [Mercer] Bears fan, however reluctant he was to do so.
No. 14 Mercer upsets No. 3 Dukes 78-71, in perhaps the biggest upset in the opening two days of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday.
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.