That was a classic college basketball final. Bulter, the underdog, was favored by the masses, though certainly not Vegas. But they played their hearts out. Duke beat them in just about every statistical category. Butler probably should never have had a chance to win it. But they did enough to take a final shot that if it would have went in, would have won.
I am anti-big school-little school hype. That is fodder for the media. Anybody can beat anybody on any given day. That is why we play the game.
It will go down as Duke 61, Butler 59. But that score does not tell the story. That game was great, regardless of the histories of the team, leagues and coaches.