Duke has Mike Krzyzewski. Michigan State has Tom Izzo. Wisconsin has Bo Ryan.
Frank Kaminsky of national runner-up Wisconsin and Breanna Stewart of three-time national champion Connecticut won the John R. Wooden Award as national college basketball players of the year Friday night.
The latest angry loser: Bo Ryan.
Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of youngsters outscored Wisconsin by 14 points over the final 13 minutes Monday night to grit out a 68-63 victory for the program’s fifth national title.
The Blue Devils have young talent that’s ready to bolt for the NBA in a year or so, while Wisconsin’s personnel has withstood the test of time.
The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
Now have the two teams that have clearly played the best overall basketball throughout the tournament.
Wisconsin beat undefeated Kentucky on Saturday night to advance to the Championship game Monday night.
Frank Kaminsky, the 7-footer who anchored Wisconsin’s run to a second straight Final Four, is the runaway choice as The Associated Press’ player of the year.
Four teams, four drug-testing policies.