August 26

Duke national championship history: How many times have Blue Devils won the NCAA Tournament?

first_imgHere’s a look at just how dominant Duke is in the NCAA Tournament and a record of all their national championships.MORE: When did your team last win a national title in college basketball?How many national championships has Duke won in basketball?The Blue Devils are blue bloods when it comes to college basketball. Duke has won five national championships, with the most recent occurring in 2015. The 2014-15 season was one to remember for Duke fans as coach Mike Krzyzewski won his 1,000th career game, and the team featured three future NBA players in Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook. Perhaps the most memorable moment in NCAA basketball history came in Duke’s run to the 1992 national championship. In the East Regional final versus Kentucky, Christian Laettner hit an iconic, game-winning, turn-around jumper as time expired to send the Blue Devils to the finals for the second year in a row. Duke defeated the famed Michigan Fab Five by 20 in the final.In Duke’s run to its third national championship in 2001, it became the first-ever school to defeat all of its tournament opponents by double digits, including a 10-point victory over Arizona in the final.Duke’s NCAA championship game appearancesYearScoreRecord2015Duke 68, Wisconsin 6335-42010Duke 61, Butler 5935-52001Duke 82, Arizona 7235-41999UConn 77, Duke 7437-21994Arkansas 76, Duke 7228-61992Duke 71, Michigan 5134-21991Duke 72, Kansas 6532-71990UNLV 103, Duke 7329-91986Louisville 72, Duke 6937-31978Kentucky 94, Duke 8827-71964UCLA 98, Duke 6326-5MORE: Top 10 college basketball programs since 2010: Kentucky or Duke at No. 1?Duke’s NCAA Tournament record all timeThe Blue Devils are 108-36 all time in NCAA Tournament games. Duke has been to 16 Final Fours in school history, with coach Mike Krzyzewski leading them to 12. His 12 Final Four appearances are tied with UCLA’s John Wooden’s for the most by any coach in history.Duke hasn’t been back to the Final Four since its most recent championship in 2015. In 2018, the Blue Devils came one game short, losing in the Elite Eight to Kansas.Who has more national championships: Duke or UNC? North Carolina holds a slight advantage in national championships. By defeating Gonzaga for their sixth title in 2017, the Tar Heels have a 6-5 edge over Duke. The two schools have never met in the NCAA Tournament but did play head to head in the 1971 National Invitational Tournament, with UNC winning 73-67 in the semifinals. Duke and the month of March have become nearly synonymous throughout college basketball history as the Blue Devils continue to dominate the NCAA Tournament record books.The Blue Devils haven’t missed an NCAA Tournament since 1995 and look poised for another deep run in 2019 with three of the nation’s best freshmen. MORE: 20 winningest coaches in March Madness historyWhen did Duke win its first national championship?Duke won its first national title in 1991 with a 72-65 victory over Kansas in the final. Three players on that team — Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley and Grant Hill — have since had their jerseys retired. The championship-winning season came after reaching the Final Four for a fourth straight season and the national championship for a second straight year. Duke would repeat as national champions in 1992. Which school has won the most NCAA titles?Duke’s five national championships ties it with Indiana for fourth all time in men’s basketball. UCLA leads the way with 11. Kentucky ranks second with eight, followed by North Carolina’s six. SchoolNational titlesMost recent1. UCLA1119952. Kentucky820123. North Carolina620174. Duke520155. Indiana51987last_img read more