When was the last time the Duke Blue Devils won the NCAA tournament and the national championship in college basketball?
The Duke Blue Devils are unquestionably one of collegiate basketball’s most illustrious blue bloods.
Mike Krzyzewski has spent the last 42 years working to ensure that this is the case.
Coach K is on the verge of retiring, but first and foremost, the team must stay alive in the NCAA Tournament before winning the national championship.
The Blue Devils know how to do it, but when was the last time they won a championship?
When was the last time Duke won the NCAA tournament?
The 2015 March Madness tournament was won by Duke, who defeated Wisconsin in the championship game.
The Blue Devils stormed past No. 16 Robert Morris, No. 8 San Diego State, No. 5 Utah, and No. 2 Gonzaga to reach the Final Four as the No. 1 seed in the South Region. After a convincing win against Michigan State, they will face the Badgers.
The championship game was a back-and-forth affair, with rookie point guard Tyus Jones leading the way with 23 points. He scored 19 of them in the second half, all while cheering for the Blue Devils.
With four minutes to go, he hit a three-pointer to put Duke up for good, and his late free throws sealed the victory.
Duke has advanced to two Elite Eights, one Sweet Sixteen, and one Second Round exit since then. They hadn’t competed in March Madness since 2019, going into the 2022 tournament.
Because of COVID-19, the 2020 tournament was canceled, and they were unable to compete in 2021.