Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Duke won this one the Butler way
By Andy Katz
INDIANAPOLIS -- The national title game may be remembered for Gordon Hayward's near-miss from halfcourt that could have made Butler the most dramatic story in the sport.
But it didn't go in. Duke 61, Butler 59.
So we are left to decide how to put Duke latest national title in perspective after it really wasn't expected at any point this season prior to arriving at the Final Four.
If you're looking for a moment to define this team, the least publicized perhaps of any previous Duke champion, it might come down to a rebound off Hayward's first attempt to win the game with 3.6 seconds left and Butler down 60-59.