The following is a season-by-season look at each of these championships, including stats, rosters, full-game replays and a game-by-game recap of each season. We begin with the season. After making the Final Four three years in a row, including a national runner-up finish in , Duke won its first-ever national championship in coach Mike Krzyzewski's 11th season in Durham. Led by center Christian Laettner, who averaged roughly 20 points per game, and four players who averaged 11 points per game, the Blue Devils avenged their point loss to UNLV in the national championship by beating the Rebels in the Final Four.
Suddenly, call-waiting interrupts. Plans are under way to build brownstone condominiums in downtown Durham, as well as Soulard Village in historic St. I told him about our idea and he suggested I meet with his son, who introduced me to Tom. There were a lot of skeptics who thought we would fall flat on our face. A thirty-point loss to UNLV in front of millions of viewers in the NCAA final in inspired Davis and his teammates to make amends by committing themselves to a vigorous conditioning program in the off season. In , they got their chance for revenge in the NCAA semifinal game.
Where Are They Now: 27 Years After Christian Laettner Made the "The Shot"
Support fearless independent local journalism. We can't do this without you. Somewhat paradoxically, in examining five specific qualities that made him so hateablewhite, privileged, handsome, a bully, one of the greatest college basketball players of all timethe film ultimately succeeds in humanizing Laettner.
For all those fans chagrined at not being able to watch UNLV on television this season, the spectacle gracing TV screens last Thursday night must have been a welcome sight. No, it wasn't Vegas, which is serving a season-long banishment from the cathode-ray tube for NCAA violations various and sundry. Rather it was this year's model of last year's Runnin' Rebels: the No. It was the Duke Blue Devils.