9:21 PM ET, April 5, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS -- The ball sailed from halfcourt with the buzzer sounding -- bounced off the backboard, the rim, the floor.Most of the 70,000 fans on Butler's side let out an "Ohhhhhh," and the Duke players piled onto forward Kyle Singler at center court. What a game! And what a way to end the season, even if America's favorite underdog came up a little short.
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By The Numbers
Duke edged Butler by two points Monday night, making it only the 11th championship game to be decided by two points or fewer.
Kyle Singler's performances in the Final Four games put him in rare company among others who were named the MOP in the last 15 years.
|'10 Kyle Singler||20.0||9.0||Duke|
|'04 Emeka Okafor||21.0||11.0||UConn|
|'03 Carmelo Anthony||26.5||12.0||Syracuse|
|'01 Shane Battier||21.5||9.5||Duke|
NCAA Mens Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 05: Fans of the Duke Blue Devils hold up a sign which reads "Mom Send Money... to TIp Our...(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-58 (.345)||23-52 (.442)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-18 (.333)||5-17 (.294)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-18 (.722)||10-16 (.625)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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