The NCAA Championship Game is now set and scheduled for the evening of Monday, April 6, 2015. The 2015 NCAA Tournament has come a long way from the opening 68 teams, but now it is down to two as Duke and Wisconsin won their Final Four games on Saturday night to advance to the title game.
Now, you’ve got to know how, when, and where to watch the final game of the college basketball season. Here is your tip-time for the 2015 NCAA Championship Game between Duke and Wisconsin.
- Date: Monday, April 6, 2015
- Coverage Time: 9 p.m. Eastern – Pre-show begins at 8:30 p.m. Eastern
- Official Tip Time: 9:18 p.m. Eastern
- Place: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
- Announcer Team: Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson
- Who: #1 Duke vs. #1 Wisconsin
In the first game of the night, the Duke Blue Devils came out and looked as if they were going to have a tough time against the upset-minded seventh-seeded Michigan State Spartans, per ESPN. Still, they hadn’t played well all season to give up and they came back to win 81-61.
— Duke M. Basketball (@Duke_MBB) April 5, 2015
After the first four minutes of the game, Duke had its largest deficit of the tournament as Michigan State led by eight, 14-6. The Spartans had made their first four three-point shots, and the Blue Devils looked to be in trouble.
Duke freshmen Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow scored 18 points and 19 points respectively to lead the team even though they dealt with foul trouble early on. Senior Quinn Cook added 17 points for a Duke team that ruled the floor after opening minute problems.
In the second game of the evening, the undefeated and number one overall Kentucky Wildcats took on the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch of last year’s Final Four match-up. It was a game that could have gone either way, but in the end Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64.
This was a game that really went back and forth throughout, and Wisconsin knew how to hold their own against the perfect Wildcats. It was a game that brought about a lot of questioning of the referees by announcers and virtually everyone on social media.
The questionable calls continued all the way into the final minute, and that included an obvious shot clock violation that wasn’t called by the referees. Wisconsin had the buzzer going off, and then put the shot in, and it was allowed.
The 2015 NCAA Tournament Championship Game is set and it will pit Duke against Wisconsin on Monday night. It all comes down to this one final game of the college basketball season. Tune in for the tip time to see who will be champ.
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