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Vitale: Why college basketball is great

Updated: April 6, 2010, 2:38 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium was so, so special.

As I sat there and watched the classic confrontation between Duke and Butler, it hit me why college basketball is so amazing.

First of all, both teams poured their hearts out. It was incredible to see the drama and the intensity. Duke's biggest lead in the game was six points, that coming in the first half. Butler's biggest margin was two points.

Then there was the reaction of the fans. It was a tremendous atmosphere with ...

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