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  John Biever

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In a tour de force, UConn shocked Duke to win the national title

All season long, one of them was No. 1. So it was only fitting that UConn and Duke battled to the buzzer Monday night before the Huskies upset the Blue Devils 77-74 in a classic NCAA Tournament final. Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum was there and filed this report on Connecticut's masterpiece. For favorite Duke, a magical season ended bitterly when Trajan Langdon stumbled his way to two turnovers in the final seconds, dooming the Blue Devils' bid for a third national crown in the '90s.

  • Photo Gallery: Connecticut denies Duke
  • Tournament at a Glance: How UConn did it
  • Bracket Challenge: Winner believed in Huskies
  • Duke-UConn final a contest for the ages
  • Duke teams return to warm welcome
  • Tournament Notebook: St. Pete jinx
  • Charting the Tournament: NCAA title
  • Final Four 3-pointer worth $2 million

  •   Connecticut Huskies
    Elated UConn fans greet championship team
    A bus carrying the champion Huskies traveled 35 miles from the airport to campus Tuesday, taking them through the heart and hearts of Connecticut.
    FULL STORY

      Connecticut Huskies
    Hamilton 'Rips' Duke for 27, leads Huskies to title
    On Monday night, Richard Hamilton made sure to go out a winner, pouring in 27 points as the Huskies beat Duke 77-74 for the national championship.
    FULL STORY

      Duke Blue Devils
    Thousands fall silent in Cameron Indoor as Duke loses
    Students filed out of Cameron Indoor Stadium in stunned silence after UConn upset the Blue Devils 77-74 to win its first NCAA title.
    FULL STORY

      Connecticut Huskies
    Blue-collar UConn shows up blue-chip Duke
    Unruffled Connecticut didn't leave its A-game on the beach, where its opponents partied Saturday night. And its bench proved superior to Duke's.
    FULL STORY

      Connecticut Huskies
    Moore puts finishing touches on UConn's upset
    UConn's Ricky Moore started off with an unusual jolt of offense, then finished off top-ranked Duke with the defensive stop of a lifetime.
    FULL STORY

      Duke Blue Devils
    Favored Duke falters in close title game
    The question lingered all season. As the blowout wins mounted, how would Duke fare in a close game with everything on the line?
    FULL STORY


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