Men's NCAA tournament title game
Butler fans get hyped for the start of the NCAA tournament's national championship game. The Bulldogs were playing against Duke on Monday, April 5, in Indianapolis.
Devil of a win
Duke players rush the court. The Blue Devils held off a Butler rally to win the game, 61-59, and their fourth NCAA tournament title.
Bulldogs guard Ronald Nored looks to pass as Duke's Lance Thomas defends. Nored finished with six rebonds and seven points.
Face of focus
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski watches the first half. Krzyzewski was making his eighth appearance in the title game. Only John Wooden has more.
Up in the air
Duke's Jon Scheyer blocks a shot by Butler's Willie Veasley. The Devils blocked seven of the Bulldogs' shots.
Duke forwards Mason Plumlee and Miles Plumlee battle for a loose ball with Bulldog players Matt Howard, left, and Shlevin Mack, bottom right.
Butler's Willie Veasley passes through the defense of Duke's Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer. Veasley, a senior, finished with just two points.
Devil of a defense
Butler's Gordon Hayward is charged with a foul on Duke's Jon Scheyer. It was Hayward's only foul during the game.
Eyes on the prize
Duke's Nolan Smith fights for a loose ball with Butler's Shawn Vanzant. Smith, one of Duke's key players, finished with 13 points and four assists.
Bulldogs coach Brad Stevens hangs his head. Stevens, 33, guided his team to its first-ever national championship game, but their title dreams came up short.
Duke's Brian Zoubek kicks the ball out of bounds. Zoubek, the team's senior center, scored eight points and had 10 rebounds in the win.
Fight to the finish
Duke's Lance Thomas and Butler's Shelvin Mack scramble for the ball. Mack led the Bulldogs with 12 points.
Duke's Kyle Singler, left, fights with Butler's Gordon Hayward for a rebound. Both swingman played all 40 minutes.
Man of the hour
Duke's Kyle Singler drives around Butler's Willie Veasley. Singler finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.
Hitting the glass
Butler's Matt Howard gets to the ball over Duke's Nolan Smith. Howard had a rough night, missing five of eight shots, many of them point blank.
Howard holds his head. If there's a silver lining to Butler's loss, it's that the Bulldogs return four starters from this year's 34-4 squad, including Howard/