'Just extra aggressive:' Jason Tatum's tournament run delivers title

"We found our rhythm offensively", Farrell said.

Bonzie Colson topped No. 22 and third-seeded Notre Dame (25-9) with 29 points, going 12 of 21.

Duke wins its first conference title since 2011 as Irish fall short of second title in three years. Mike Brey's team is really playing well right now, dating back the last month they've put together an impressive record of 8-1.

Notre Dame lost its only game against Duke this season, falling at home, 84-74, back on January 30.

Tatum has had an incredible year so far for Duke, but it was the two-minute span against Notre Dame that encapsulated his identity as not only a well-rounded freshman, but a well-rounded basketball player.

The Blue Devils came from double digits down in the second half to beat both No. 10 Louisville and No. 6 North Carolina and reach the final at Barclays Center.

Since defeating BYU in the Coaches Vs. Cancer Cancer Classic at Barclays in 2012, the Irish have knocked off MI and Stephen F. Austin to reach the NCAA's Sweet 16 past year, then knocked off Northwestern earlier this season in the Legends Classic.

Duke's big three, meanwhile, hit 8 of 12 triples, including Allen's four in the first half that Krzyzewski claimed kept his team from falling behind by 20.

But Berry still had a chance to come back in and make those big time plays.

Instead of calling set plays down the stretch, Krzyzewski turned his exhausted team loose and simply told them to go out and make plays.

He blocked Steve Vasturia's drive to the hoop and then went coast to coast for a layup to make it 68-65 with 1:33 left.

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"I think it's obvious we have a lot of fun playing here, " Farrell said. "'Yes! You did it". He can give you that spark, he can create plays and he can score the ball.

Matt Farrell, who grew up in New Jersey, tossed in 15 for the Irish, who have won eight of their last nine games.

The basket was Jones' first since Wednesday's opening round. So, again, you take ownership, and if it's your house, your game, it's the rhythm of the game, all of a sudden it's your shot, you're going to hit that shot.

Tatum then all but sealed it, getting behind the defense on an inbounds pass from Jones for a slam while being fouled.

ATLANTIC-10: In Pittsburgh, JeQuan Lewis scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and VCU got an 87-77 win over Richmond. They'll be looking to repeat that success on Saturday with the conference championship and potential No. 2 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament on the line for Mike Krzyzewski's squad. Dwayne Bacon also had a solid effort in front of numerous National Basketball Association scouts, scoring 18 points and tallying nine rebounds. "They own motion more than if we run a play". Not to mention they don't have a loss anywhere close to as bad as Duke's to NC State. Allen's tripping incidents and tantrums - casting him as the ideal Blue Devils villain - didn't help. Krzyzewski missed seven games to have back surgery. Despite lacking a true point guard, the Blue Devils use a spread motion offense that invites guys like Tatum and Kennard to act as risky ball-handlers. The Tar Heels have 11 RPI Top 50 wins, and they're not almost as back-loaded as Duke, with just one coming in Brooklyn. At the first timeout, it was 1-of-6 from the field and trailed FSU by four - a completely different look from the high-energy start it had against Virginia on Thursday. That's a tough way for a team that usually shoots 39 percent from 3 to win.

It was an underwhelming first half for Duke, especially for Kennard and the enigmatic Grayson Allen.

"We lost to a team that played very well and shot the ball exceptionally well", FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton said.

There has been a lot of talk lately pleading the NCAA committee to place Duke (27-8) as a No. 1 seed. They won as favorites and underdogs, the latter most notably when Christian Laettner's buzzer-beater slayed top-seeded UConn in the 1990 East final.

Loving an underseeded MI at No. 7 upsetting a tough-as-nails No. 2 Louisville team, in a rematch of the 2013 national final here and riding that to the Elite Eight, where the post-plane accident magic will finally come to an end.

FSU falls to 6-4 against teams now ranked in the Coaches Poll, and 8-6 against teams that were ranked when the 'Noles played them.


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