Climb to the Championship

2010

2010

Duke 61, Butler 59

Hyped as a "David vs. Goliath" matchup, the 2010 title game featured the undersized, overachieving Butler Bulldogs, who gave perennial powerhouse Duke quite a scare. The Blue Devils held a five-point lead with just over three minutes to play, but Butler came roaring back to close within one thanks to consecutive layups from center Matt Howard. Unfortunately for the underdogs, leading scorer Gordon Hayward missed a fadeaway from the right corner with fewer than 10 ticks on the clock, and then a desperation heave at the buzzer, both of which would have given Butler the lead.

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