Duke Reclaims National Crown

Blue Devils end Butler's run, win fourth title
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2010 10:40 PM CDT
Updated Apr 6, 2010 5:33 AM CDT
Duke Reclaims National Crown
Duke's Kyle Singler, left, drives to the basket over Butler's Avery Jukes.   (AP Photo)

Cinderella Butler took favored Duke to the wire tonight in the NCAA men's basketball championship game, but couldn't quite complete the voyage, with the Blue Devils holding on for a 61-59 victory after the Bulldogs' last chance clanged off the rim at the buzzer. It's the school's fourth title under coach Mike Krzyzewski, but first since 2001.
(More NCAA men's basketball tournament stories.)

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