College Basketball

Duke Blows Out Michigan State: 2015 NCAA Final Four

Duke Blows Out Michigan State: 2015 NCAA Final Four

duke blue devils blow out michigan state final four ncss 2015

The national semifinals in the 2015 NCAA March Madness basketball tournament took place on Saturday. The Final Four teams, Michigan State, Duke, Wisconsin, and Kentucky, took to the courts in Indianapolis all with hopes of making Monday night’s final. The games are now over and they featured an upset.

In the first game of the day the Duke Blue Devils defeated Michigan State in what was a blowout. The Spartans came out strong in the very early going however after the oepning minutes the game saw a fairly steady onslaught of Duke offence. The final score in the game was 81-61 with Justise Winslow scoring nineteen. Denzel Valentine, despite playing for the losing team, posted very solid numbers as he had a double-double for points and rebounds with 22 and 11 respectively.

wisconsin badgers beat kentucky wildcats ncaa final four march madness 2015

In the second game of the day the Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 71-64. Frank Kaminsky, the best player on Wisconsin, lead all scorers with 20 points as the Badgers persevered through what appeared to be pretty shoddy officiating. Noteably a controversial play that involved what may have been a flagrant foul against Kentucky received no such call. Additionally Wisconsin seemed to have hit a three-pointer in the second half, one that got waved off due to what could be called a phantom charge. Perhaps there was some balance in the game however overall I think Wisconsin may have beaten Kentucky by double digits under different circumstances.

The Badgers, many of which were on the 2014 team that lost to Kentucky in the semifinals, have to feel sky-high right now following their win. They appear to be the favorite to win the national championship now following their elimination of what was widely considered the best team in the tournament (odds for the final are pending at time of writing).

wisconsin vs duke blue devils final four ncaa 2015

Wisconsin and Duke will meet on Monday night from Indianapolis in the final game of the year for NCAA basketball. The Blue Devils will be looking for their first championship since 2010 when they narrowly escaped the Butler Bulldogs. The Badgers, coached by Bo Ryan, will be looking for their first championship since winning their only title way back in 1941.

Look for Kaminsky to continue his dominant play, look for Bo Ryan to deconstruct Duke, and look for the Badgers to claim their first NCAA basketball title since way back in 1941.

Click to add a comment
College Basketball

Shane is a sports writer with a big interest in tennis, but he's also a noted writer about travel and fiction. Plus he can handle long walks in the cold Canadian tundra!

More in College Basketball

FanDuel and DraftKings stopping college sports DFS all about perception 2016 images

FanDuel and DraftKings stopping NCAA college sports DFS all about perception

Shane MclendonApril 4, 2016
north carolina vs villanova wildcats ncaab final 2016 images

North Carolina vs Villanova Wildcats: NCAAB Final

Shane LambertApril 4, 2016
2016 march madness north carolina leading final four images

2016 March Madness: North Carolina leading final four

Shane LambertMarch 29, 2016
NCAA March Madness Recap Kansas & Top Seeds make Sweet 16 2016 images

NCAA March Madness Recap: Kansas & Top Seeds make Sweet 16

Shane LambertMarch 21, 2016
best ncaa college basketball march madness buzzer 2016 images

Best NCAA college basketball March Madness Buzzer Beaters

Shane LambertMarch 10, 2016
duke wins ncaa championship against wisconsin 2015

Duke Blue Devil’s Win Fifth NCAA Championship

Shane MclendonApril 7, 2015
duke wins fifth ncaa national title beats wisconsin 2015

Duke Wins Fifth National Title & Defeats Wisconsin 68-63

Rick BouchApril 6, 2015
duke vs wisconsin ncaa final four 2015

Duke & Wisconsin Win National Semifinals – Set Up NCAA Final

Rick BouchApril 6, 2015
wisconsin badgers vs duke final four ncaa 2015

Duke vs Wisconsin for 2015 NCAA Final Four National Title

Jackie WarnerApril 5, 2015

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription