04/05/10 (Championship Monday)

Tournament Leaders going into Championship Game
 - Most Points (94) - Durrell Summers, Michigan State
 - Field Goals Made (36) - Durrell Summers, Michigan State
 - 3-point Field Goals Made (17) - Durrell Summers, Michigan State; Jacob Pullen, Kansas State
 - Free Throws Made (29) - Gordon Hayward, Butler
 - Rebounds (50) - Brian Zoubek, Duke
 - Defensive Rebounds (30) - Draymond Green, Michigan State
 - Offensive Rebounds (21) - Brian Zoubek, Duke
 - Assists (31) - John Wall, Kentucky
 - Steals (15) - Ronald Nored, Butler
 - Blocks (13) - Curtis Kelly, Kansas State

Tournament Leaders after Championship Game
 - Most Points (108) - Kyle Singler, Duke
 - Field Goals Made (40) - Nolan Smith, Duke
 - 3-point Field Goals Made (17) - Durrell Summers, Michigan State; Jacob Pullen, Kansas State; Shelvin Mack, Butler
 - Free Throws Made (37) - Gordon Hayward, Butler
 - Rebounds (60) - Brian Zoubek, Duke
 - Defensive Rebounds (34) - Kyle Singler, Duke
 - Offensive Rebounds (27) - Brian Zoubek, Duke
 - Assists (31) - John Wall, Kentucky
 - Steals (16) - Ronald Nored, Butler
 - Blocks (13) - Curtis Kelly, Kansas State


Duke wins their 4th National Championship which is 5th best all-time.

Mike Krzyzewski wins his 4th National Championship tying him for 2nd all-time with Adolph Rupp behind John Wooden who has won 10.

The ACC wins their 12th National Championship which is 2nd all-time behind the Pacific Ten who has 15.

There was a total of 191 points scored in the 3 games in the Final Four.  That was the fewest points scored in the Final Four in the shot-clock era (since 1986).

Butler becomes the first team to play in the championship game and allow 61 or fewer points in every game in the tournament in the shot-clock era.

Butler allowed an average of 56.17 points in the 6 games which ties 2006 UCLA for the fewest average score for a team that played in the championship game in the shot-clock-era.

Butler's average of 61.33 points is the fewest points scored by a team to play in a championship game in the shot-clock era.

Mike Krzyzewski wins for a tournament record 77th time.  He now has 12 more wins than Dean Smith and 22 more than the Roy Williams.

Duke is now 7-1 when playing in Indiana.  Their only loss was in the 1996 First Round to Eastern Michigan.

Duke is now 2-0 when playing in the opponent's home city.  Their other win was over Kentucky in the 1980 Sweet Sixteen.

This is the second time that Butler has lost to the National Champion in the tournament.  They also were defeated by Florida in 2007 in the Sweet Sixteen.

This is the 7th time that the score of 61-59 has been scored in an NCAA Tournament game which is the 31st most common score. 

Duke wins a tournament in its 3rd different decade becoming just the 6th school to accomplish that feat.  UCLA and Kansas have won championships in 3 different decades while Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina have won championships in 4 different decades.  (Note: This is using the most common definitions of a decade starting in a year ending in zero.)

This was the first Championship game since 1989 that was decided by 2 or fewer points.

Duke ends a 6-year run in which they lost to a lower seed each year.  That is the record.  The current leaders for consecutive years losing to a lower seed are Clemson and Pittsburgh with 3.