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NCAA Championship: Ho-hum, it’s Duke’s Blue Devils, again – TOLA Adenle

April 7, 2015

Sports

With an Okafor not only donning Duke’s Blue Devils uniform but a star on Duke’s team, supporting a family member’s choice that I would never have done became an easier pill to swallow.  After all, in an all-important match that would determine the 2015 National Champion between Univ of Wisconsin team and Okafor’s Duke Univ., the Blue Devils became “blood”!

I soon surprised myself, a UNLV fan of the late 80s/early 90s by going into watching the match as a lukewarm supporter of a perennial hater of Duke into a passionate supporter.  Wait a second, it was something like the mantra of Nigerians who claimed they voted for Jonathan but not the PDP.

Well, I took it that way:  I really supported Okafor, not Duke!  By the last minute, I was coaching from across the tv, with instructions that the Blue Devils must watch the bomb throwers from Wisconsin whose accuracy with three-pointers was awesome.

I still cannot bear to write anything more than the final result:

Duke won with a 68 – 63 victory for yet another crown.

Tuesday,  April 7, 2015.  4:30 a.m [GMT]

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