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Video: The Call Everyone's Talking About - Somehow The Refs Gave The Ball To Duke

duke wisconsin national championship controversial call referees

duke wisconsin national championship controversial call referees

Duke won the national championship tonight. The Blue Devils defeated Wisconsin, 68-63, giving Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national title. 

Coach K's team's path to the title against the Badgers was partially secured by a questionable call by officials late in the second half. 

With 1:53 remaining in the game and Duke up, 63-58, Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig missed a layup and attempted to get the ball back. Blue Devils' forward Justise Winslow fought him for the ball and it went out of bounds. It was tough to tell who the ball went off during the live action. The officials originally ruled it was Duke's ball and then went to the monitors. 

Watch Winslow's finger bend backwards, an obvious sign that he touched the ball last. 

Apparently the refs didn't have this angle, because Duke held possession after the replay. On the ensuing play, Blue Devils' freshman guard Tyus Jones - the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player - knocked down a 3-pointer to put his team up eight, essentially securing the win. 

This will be a tough one to get over, Badgers.