In the championship game, Kansas's imposing but deliberate 7'1" center Greg Dreiling got into early foul difficulties, allowing a much shorter Duke frontcourt free reign on the boards. Elevating the Jay-hawks in defeat was Calvin Thompson, the 6'6" guard whose half-dozen rim-rattling slams led the tournament. Blue Devil senior forward David Henderson, last season's sixth man, dazzled the Jay-hawks with 30 points to win MVP honors. "Every time they had to have a basket," said Manhattan coach Tom Sullivan, one of the All-Star team selectors, "he hit a shot. Uncanny." It was Henderson, by the way, who had finally cooled Berry's jets Friday night, after all else had failed. "He just asked to guard him," says Krzyzewski. "I said, O.K." Bilas may be saying to himself: Jeez, we're 5-0. Do we really need me? The answer is yes. Says Krzyzewski, "We're a very good team right now. If we can get healthy, we'll be even better."
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