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NCAA National Championship: #1 Wisconsin vs. #1 Duke Game Info & Live Thread

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Someone's getting their One Shining Moment before they go to bed tonight.

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The month-long demolition derby leaves us here, with two teams left standing. It's Red vs. Blue, Age and Experience vs. Youth and Talent, the Breakthrough vs. the Tradition—Wisconsin vs. Duke for the 2015 NCAA men's basketball national championship.

How did we get here? On Saturday, the road to Indianapolis finally ended with the national semifinal round. Despite falling behind early, Duke took control of their game against Michigan State and dominated, running away with a 20-point victory, the 1,017th of Coach K's illustrious career.

That whet the appetite for the heavyweight showdown between the undefeated Wildcats and the team they vanquished in last year's Final Four: the Badgers. Tied at the half, the see-saw battle ended with a dagger three-pointer by junior Sam Dekker, and Bucky upset the previously undefeated Kentucky squad with a seven-point victory.

Now it's time for the final showdown. Tonight's tip off will bring the curtain on an exciting season, one that started back in the fall. Two teams are left to battle, and only one team is left ending their season with a victory. The nets are cut down tonight, and One Shining Moment will play.

Wisconsin. Duke. Let's go.

Broadcast Information

Tip-off: 9:18 PM ET
Network: CBS
Play-by-Play: Jim Nantz
Color Commentary: Bill Raftery & Grant Hill
Sidelines: Tracy Wolfson

Projected Starting Lineups

Frank Kaminsky, Jr. (C)
Nigel Hayes, So. (F)
Sam Dekker, Jr. (F)
Josh Gasser, Sr. (G)
Bronson Koenig, So. (G)

Jahlil Okafor, Fr. (C)
Justise Winslow, Fr. (F)
Matt Jones, So. (G/F)
Quinn Cook, Sr. (G)
Tyus Jones, Fr. (G)

Betting Info

Overall Line: Wisconsin +1
Over/Under: 140 points

Assorted Prop Betting Point Totals

Frank Kaminsky: 19
Sam Dekker: 16
Nigel Hayes: 12.5
Jahlil Okafor: 17.5
Quinn Cook: 15.5
Justise Winslow: 15.5