Duke’s four freshmen players proved that even the pressure of millions of viewers watching on CBS and an early deficit couldn’t deter them as the Blue Devils won the NCAA men’s basketball championship in a thrilling title game against Wisconsin.
Beating the Badgers 68-63 to clinch a fifth title on Monday in Indianapolis, the stars of the night were guards Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen, who led the team with 23 and 16 points, respectively. “They showed such grit tonight,” said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski after
As Duke fans celebrated, Hollywood stars reacted to the nail-biting game that saw 13 lead changes in the first 20 minutes.
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) April 7, 2015
The Los Angeles Lakers are having a tough season, but that didn’t stop Kobe Bryant from recognizing Coach K’s huge achievement.
Congrats on 5 Coach K! #NationalChampionship
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 7, 2015
But not everyone was happy, as Wisconsin fans — including actress Olivia Munn and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, lamented the loss.
See more Twitter reactions below.
Like all good, non-Raleigh-Durham Americans, I, too, hate Duke, but those guys played their asses off down the stretch.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 7, 2015
— Melinda Gates (@melindagates) April 7, 2015
— Christian Laettner (@laettnerbball) April 7, 2015
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) April 7, 2015
Aaron Rodgers is in the house (with Olivia Munn). Don’t ask him for an interview afterwards, please. pic.twitter.com/RksED9y3AU
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 7, 2015
So proud of the guys. #Badgers
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 7, 2015
— Erin Heatherton (@ErinHeatherton) April 7, 2015
For everyone blaming the refs instead of congratulating Duke, please read this out loud: pic.twitter.com/fDdYmaTPMu
— Alan Stein (@AlanStein) April 7, 2015