2001 National Championship - Duke vs Arizona

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    National player of the year Shane Battier led the Blue Devils to their third national championship after defeating the Arizona Wildcats 82-72. Battier collected 18 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots, while Mike Dunleavy Jr. netted 21 points. Although Arizona trailed by just two at halftime, the Blue Devils dominated the final five minutes of play, even holding Arizona scoreless for the remaining 2:50 seconds. The Blue Devils' Mike Krzyzewski tied Bob Knight, his college coach at Army, with three national championships and his ninth title game appearance.
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Comments • 295

  • wabenzy *
    wabenzy * 11 hours ago

    lmao all these guys were kids but look like father’s of 3

  • TheDCGuitar13
    TheDCGuitar13 15 hours ago

    If Gerald Wallace never flopped on Gilbert Arenas’ knee, he would be considered one of the greatest ever and maybe just retiring around now. Basketball was so easy for him. He made 30 foot threes and and ones look like child’s play abs could drop fifty on anybody.

  • JR 2943
    JR 2943 4 days ago

    0:24 Love the no call, play on

    JONNY SAWYER 7 days ago


  • Liec Kodi
    Liec Kodi 7 days ago

    We gotta also remember this is when players stayed in school. Out of nba guys Arenas, Luke, Rich, Booz, Battier and Mike.. the only freshman was Duhon.

  • Darren Smith
    Darren Smith 8 days ago

    Just thinking of what Jason Williams could've been. Smh

  • Rob Smith
    Rob Smith 9 days ago +3

    Damn they have the legend Gilbert arenas playing!

  • Sol
    Sol 9 days ago +3

    Jason Williams shot 66% from the free throw line that’s craaaazy

  • Dave Bryant
    Dave Bryant 9 days ago +1

    Holy hit buddy. Those waves...

  • My Way
    My Way 10 days ago +1

    Alooooooooooooaaaaaaaaauuuutttt of NBA minutes played here....

  • Kevian Price
    Kevian Price 10 days ago +1

    My favorite squad ever...And u loved Hurley, Christian and Grant..💯

  • Antonio Gill
    Antonio Gill 11 days ago +1

    Primary reason I’ve always said & known that Luke Walton is & was forever trash 🤣🤣

    • Antonio Gill
      Antonio Gill 8 days ago

      Timmons Brian it’s you’re* & plz knock it off with the cheerleading Pom Pom Timmy no one is repping Luke or his Pops that chip was in 1970 🤣🤣🤣🤣 & his son was forever a non factor he piggy backed his way to those chips those shits were not earned by him in any shape or form lol so miss me with the autobiography trying to keep their memory alive you think ppl are honestly running around thinking about Walton over Kobe? Shaq? Earvin?? Shit even Fox!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Timmons Brian
      Timmons Brian 8 days ago

      What's trash about him? "Factual?" Facts your missing as you state your obviously biased opinion : Luke Walton is the son of a basketball legend, a student/athlete of a true basketball school, coached NBA teams to championships, got paid millions to coach the Lakers (who he won 2 championship titles with) only to be hated on by your disgustingly disrespectful LeBron James who fired him but fuck it he left with major dough back to a respectable family, married with 2 kids. Oh and all after playing for a fucking decade in the NBA. This lying bitch Mrs Tennant is just another gold digging story teller who wants easy money.

    • Antonio Gill
      Antonio Gill 8 days ago

      Timmons Brian nah just factual

    • Timmons Brian
      Timmons Brian 8 days ago

      Antonio Gill straight hater

    • Sean M
      Sean M 8 days ago

      Antonio Gill facts

  • Redacted Yautja
    Redacted Yautja 11 days ago +3

    Wasn’t a fair shake. Arizona vs the refs

  • Tommye Bunn
    Tommye Bunn 12 days ago

    Dosen't Jason Williamson 3 remind you of, Tyus Jones 3 vs Wisconsin in the 2015 title game!!!

  • Tommye Bunn
    Tommye Bunn 12 days ago

    Battier took over in the last 5 minutes!!!!

  • Tommye Bunn
    Tommye Bunn 12 days ago

    Should have been a defensive foul on Jason Gardner with 3:06 left in the game.

  • Vincent Thomas
    Vincent Thomas 14 days ago

    Duhon, Slidell,LA

  • Michael Joyner
    Michael Joyner 16 days ago


  • Dwar J
    Dwar J 20 days ago +4

    Lmao almost everyone in this became something in the nba 🔥🔥

  • Big Mike
    Big Mike Month ago

    Now Michael Savarino plays for Duke!!!
    For poppa K

  • Jon Agro
    Jon Agro Month ago

    Damn boozer, jay williams, mike dunleavy and battier on duke 😳 they was squad up forreal lmao

  • Clutch Thailand
    Clutch Thailand Month ago

    Incase yall didn't know ......arenas played thru an injury in this game

  • Pedro Blake
    Pedro Blake Month ago

    I wonder if Loren Woods was in foul trouble in this game??????

  • Noah Grogg
    Noah Grogg 2 months ago

    Mike Savarino is a freshman walk on this year! Let’s go Duke!

  • Sneezy-E
    Sneezy-E 4 months ago +1

    Maryland had Duke beat in the Final Four and blew it. Should’ve won back to back ‘01 and ‘02

  • Chad
    Chad 4 months ago +4

    Luke Walton , Chris duhon , Shane battier , Carlos boozer, Gilbert arenas, Richard Jefferson, mike dunleavy, Jay Williams....this was a nba game lol

  • Swat
    Swat 4 months ago

    I remember watching this game in high school and wanting to go to a school with a Good college basketball/football team. Lol i was in love with college sports. Can’t believe this was 18 yrs ago! 35 now!

  • Jason Peter's
    Jason Peter's 5 months ago

    Arizona? They should have AT LEAST 3 Titles. In saying that thier lucky to have 1. Cuz thier 1 Title was a team that wouldn't even be one of Arizona's alltime top5 teams. Arz fr 1999-03? Those were incredible teams. Then with Sean Miller last decade Arz has has averaged a top3 recruiting class every season for last decade up to 2019. Thier one lone Title was in essence? A fluke. An average team that just caught fire.

  • Jason Peter's
    Jason Peter's 5 months ago

    Arizona best team was their 2002-03 team. Go Google that teams roster. Its unreal. Kansas hardest game in route to 03 Title game.

  • Jason Peter's
    Jason Peter's 5 months ago

    This Duke team is one of top3 college basketball teams ever

  • Jason Peter's
    Jason Peter's 5 months ago

    I hate Duke, but this is thier best team ever. They would take 8 of 10 vs 1990-92 Duke teams

  • Lorenshyne
    Lorenshyne 7 months ago +1

    NOt the most talenteed team??? Jason Williams - Duhon - Dunleavy - Battier - Boozer cmon thats a playoff team right there

  • Bo Stephens
    Bo Stephens 7 months ago

    This was the year that I hoped that this would be the Championship.... Not knowing Duhon yet, Duke 4 other starters was all NBA first rounders, and Arizona had NBA guys all throughout their roster, with the most underrated guy being Gilbert Arenas. He was drafted in the 2nd round, everyone was tripping that he declared after this game. But talent wise I say this Final Four this year (also Maryland & Michigan St) and the 2008 Final Four with (Kansas,Memphis,North Carolina, UCLA, Players: Derrick Rose,Russell Westbrook,Kevin Love, Darren Collison,Tyler Hansborough, Ty Lawson,Mario Chalmers) was thee most talent riches final fours in history.

  • Jess E
    Jess E 7 months ago

    Duke had a deep team plus Coach K said in the beginning of the year, that they were going to win the National championship

  • Cowboy Fan
    Cowboy Fan 7 months ago

    Why did they put this game up? Nothing special about this game

  • Christian Burruel
    Christian Burruel 7 months ago

    hope to see a rematch of both these teams soon

  • LilDrizzy51
    LilDrizzy51 8 months ago +1

    the amount of talent & college basketball legends & great nba careers on this court was unbelievable.

  • Robert Will
    Robert Will 8 months ago +1

    J Williams point the nail in the coffin.

  • Yo Mama's Cup of Tea
    Yo Mama's Cup of Tea 8 months ago +6

    Everybody talks about Gilbert but Rich Jefferson was nice!!!

  • Lord Hugenstein
    Lord Hugenstein 8 months ago

    Ahhhhh. .another total fuck job by the zebras that handed the flopping pukes from duke another bogus national title. Call phantom fouls on the opposition while letting duke foul all the time with no calls. . . .force the oppositions best players and key players to the bench with bogus fouls. . . so the pukes from duke can play against second stringers . . more of the same old same old from the pathetic no credibility ncaa. . .Who can ever forget the post game press conference. . .when rat faced fink Coach K(ries to the the officials all game) was asked about the controversial officiating. . . and all he could say was. . ."Well. . . .I think the officials called the game in a manner to keep the stars in the game". . . . TRANSLATION. . .the zebras let the pukes from duke get away with murder AGAIN!!!!!

  • Ty Lito
    Ty Lito 8 months ago

    Gils.in my top 3

  • superpoopoo1000
    superpoopoo1000 8 months ago +25

    But why didn't Arizona run 1-4 flat??

  • Kevin Toto
    Kevin Toto 8 months ago +58

    This was when whole college lineups were goin to the nba

    • David Young
      David Young 3 days ago +1

      @My Way he ment bron was at a older age when he was drafted kobe was the youngest player ever drafted at 17

    • My Way
      My Way 4 days ago

      Yea he high cause this nigga say bron older than Kobe lol

    • My Way
      My Way 8 days ago

      @Carl The One he must be trippin

    • Carl The One
      Carl The One 8 days ago +1

      You clearly don’t know your history.

    • 1MaineTV
      1MaineTV 8 days ago

      My Way bron was order then Kobe and I think KG so how did they go younger? Kobe was 17 when he got drafted..

  • otis youngblood
    otis youngblood 8 months ago +1

    College teams were stacked b4 the one and done

  • Isaac Wu
    Isaac Wu 8 months ago

    dat Duke team is stacked.

  • Mohmar-Kwesi Nosakehne'

    The DUKE B-Ball Program IS the BEST in Division I Hoops. HOW COME ? The Program has a HALL-Of-FAME HC, who Knows How to 'coach' with the Talent he Has.
    People often Forget that In the early yrs, Coach K didn't have the 'BLUE-Chippers' like he gets TODAY. Those Key McDonald's ALL-American HS Players, like former Coaches, DEAN SMITH (UNC), TERRY HOLLAND (UVa), the late JIMMY VALANO (NCSU) & LEFTY DRISSELL (UMd) were 'landing into' their Programs. It took Years of Recruiting Experience by Coach K & his Staff to Get the Top Talent. But, they started Comin. BOY, OH BOY, DID THEY:
    .....Yada Yada Yada.....and NOW,
    " SUCCESS......Recycles itself Under the RIGHT Circumstances....."
    If I Had a Son, or Grandson, who wanted to Play College HOOPS, I would WANT him to be Coached by Coach K. WHY ?
    " DUKE has 5 NATIONAL Titles & a Dozen FINAL Fours. "
    ENOUGH Said...

  • Sir Nice
    Sir Nice 8 months ago

    James Edwards was a beast for Zona!

  • Sir Nice
    Sir Nice 8 months ago

    Duhon is a weird looking mofo. Looks like a swole cab driver with little legs.

  • TBlancoo!
    TBlancoo! 8 months ago

    Stacked ass duke team

  • Channel Of Kool
    Channel Of Kool 8 months ago


  • Stan Smith
    Stan Smith 8 months ago +12

    Remember when Agent 0 used to pull desert eagles on his teammates? Lol.

  • カータービンス
    カータービンス 8 months ago


    TRU FACTS 8 months ago +3

    1 of The Best Duke line up in my opinion '01... Then the early '90s, '15, '10...& hopefully Zion & Barrett....

  • Rickey Ye
    Rickey Ye 8 months ago

    7:59 streetball alert

  • Akdjanzzz
    Akdjanzzz 8 months ago +2

    Duke coach still look the same 😂

  • LaDarrius Sheridan
    LaDarrius Sheridan 8 months ago +4

    Both teams was loaded but Duke had more talent man it’s crazy all the nba players that are on the court and especially on duke side

  • DeShaune
    DeShaune 8 months ago

    Where's Zion?

  • shroomysoup
    shroomysoup 8 months ago +1

    "Not the most talented team"... LOL wut?

  • eman X
    eman X 8 months ago

    Shane Battier found the fountain of youth when he hit puberty

  • Jon Davis
    Jon Davis 8 months ago

    Ayton couldn’t go this game he was hurt