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Last year Jahlil Okafor promised Tony Romo a Duke championship ... and Romo promised a Cowboys title
More than a year ago, Jahlil Okafor and noted Duke fan Tony Romo took a selfie together.
Okafor, then a highly touted Blue Devils freshman-to-be, posted it to Instagram, with details of a "deal" he made with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback:
That's right. Okafor, likely to be a top-two pick in the coming NBA draft, promised a Duke title and Romo promised a Cowboys championship.
It's unknown in these parts why the Chicago native Okafor would want a Cowboys championship (although the San Diego-born, Wisconsin-raised former Eastern Illinois player Romo doesn't have a direct connection to Duke, either), but that's no matter.
Also, "next year" could be referring to the 2014 season, in which case Romo came up short.
But we'll give Romo -- who did lead the Cowboys to the divisional round of last season's playoffs before their heartbreaking (and controversial) loss to the Green Bay Packers -- the benefit of the doubt. So over to you, Romo ... even if, without DeMarco Murray, it appears to be a long shot.
Hey, so was Kentucky not winning this year's national title ...
He did it again.
With Duke's 68-63 win over Wisconsin in Monday's title game, Mike Krzyzewski broke a tie with Adolph Rupp and is now second all-time with five national championships.
In a different era, the legendary John Wooden won 10 titles in a 12-year span. But with his latest triumph, Coach K joins Jim Calhoun as the only coaches to win Division I national titles in three different decades.
Let's take a quick look back at each of Krzyzewski's championships and marvel at the man's never-changing hair. ...
After his latest championship, many of you might be debating where Krzyzewski now ranks among the greatest college basketball coaches of all-time. He has won more games (1,017) than any coach in Division I history and only one has more national titles.
Love him or hate him, vote here and have your voice heard:
It has been five years since Duke's most recent Final Four appearance -- an eternity for the Blue Devils -- so a certain amount of uninhibited joy was to be expected after they beat Gonzaga 66-52.
But man, was Coach K pumped to be headed to Indianapolis.
GIF: Coach K goes nuts pic.twitter.com/2WVhhHd02Q— Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) March 29, 2015
Believe it or not, that wasn't the most enthusiastic celebratory jig that took place in Houston on Sunday. That title goes to this band member who was quite pleased to get a high-five from Quinn Cook.
We're gonna go out on a limb and say that kid won't be washing his left hand any time soon.
H/T The Cauldron and Vinny Viner
NCAA tourney regional predix?
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