Duke Reclaims National Crown
Blue Devils end Butler's run, win fourth title
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2010 10:40 PM CDT
Updated Apr 6, 2010 5:33 AM CDT
Duke's Kyle Singler, left, drives to the basket over Butler's Avery Jukes.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Cinderella Butler took favored Duke to the wire tonight in the NCAA men's basketball championship game, but couldn't quite complete the voyage, with the Blue Devils holding on for a 61-59 victory after the Bulldogs' last chance clanged off the rim at the buzzer. It's the school's fourth title under coach Mike Krzyzewski, but first since 2001.