Duke runs through Michigan State, advances to finals

The Duke Blue Devils and Michigan State Spartans went head-to-head in the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a spot in the 2015 national championship on the line.

Duke was expected to reach this point in the tournament as one of the No. 1 seeds, while No. 7 seed Michigan State went on an unlikely run to Indy.

Unfortunately for Michigan State, their magic ran out on Saturday evening.

After a quick start for the Spartans, the wheels fell off. Duke went on a dominant run and never looked back as they carried an 11-point lead into halftime.

Immediately out of the gate in the second half, Duke extended the lead and the game was all but over for Michigan State. When the final buzzer sounded, Mike Krzyzewski and his Blue Devils scored an easy 81-61 win which sent Duke to the national championship for the eleventh time in the school’s history.

Justise Winslow led the way for Duke with 19 points and nine rebounds. Jahlil Okafor added 18 points for the Blue Devils and Quinn Cook added 17.

Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine led all scorers with 22.

Duke and Coach K will now enjoy their victory, while tuning in to tonight’s nightcap at Lucas Oil Stadium between the Wisconsin Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats. Duke will face the winner for the national title on April 6.

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