INDIANAPOLIS -- Jahlil Okafor scored two big buckets late and his freshman buddy Tyus Jones hit a key 3-pointer to lift Duke to its fifth national title Monday night in a 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin.
Okafor spent big chunks of the second half on the bench after drawing his third, then his fourth foul.
When he returned, he beat Wisconsin's big man, senior Frank Kaminksy, for a pair of buckets, then Jones hit a 3-pointer to complete a run from nine down to eight up with 1:22 left.
Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski captured his fifth title, putting him in second place alone behind John Wooden.
Kaminsky outscored Okafor 21-10 but came up short in his last game, as the Badgers (36-4) couldn't duplicate their thrilling win over Kentucky two nights earlier.
Jones led the Blue Devils (35-4) with 23 points.
2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
The Devils Den Top Stories
PREVIEW: Duke (2-2) v. Virginia (1-3)Fresh off what was, arguably, the program’s biggest victory to date, the Blue Devils return to Wallace Wade on Saturday to host Virginia.
The Devils Den12:28 AM
Highlights of Top 10 PF Matthew HurtMatthew Hurt is Scout's 7th ranked 2019 prospect. Here are highlights of the five-star power forward from adidas Nations.
Scout HoopsYesterday at 2:29 PM
Bere to Miss Remainder of 2016 SeasonDuke suffered a second season ending injury on Saturday against Notre Dame as LB Tinashe Bere was lost for the remainder of 2016.
The Devils DenYesterday at 1:39 PM
5-star guard Gary Trent rearranges visitsOne of the nation's top scorers -- Gary Trent -- is now only scheduled to take three visits and has moved up his visit with the Spartans.
Scout HoopsYesterday at 5:48 AM
Five Opponents To Know: VirginiaAs the Blue Devils look ahead to Saturday’s match-up against Virginia, TDD takes a look at five players who could make a difference for the Cavaliers in Wallace Wade Stadium.
The Devils DenYesterday at 3:00 AM