It was Duke versus Wisconsin, Nike versus adidas in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship which saw the Blue Devils outlast the Badgers 68-63 to claim the school’s fifth national championship. Unlike some championship games in the past—Mike Bibby debuting the Nike Air Foamposite One with Arizona immediately comes to mind—no player introduced a new, head-turning pair of sneakers. And for the most part, players stuck to the kicks they’ve worn throughout the tournament.
The game’s marquee matchup pitted Duke’s freshman stud, Jahlil Okafor, in the Nike Air Max Hyperposite against the Naismith Player of the Year, Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, in the adidas Crazylight Boost. And while all eyes were on those two bigs, it was Grayson Allen in the Nike Zoom HyperRev 2015 NCS and the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, Tyus Jones—in the Nike Hyperdunk 2013—that helped provide the spark and the clutch buckets to help Duke take home the crown. With the tournament coming to a close, make sure to peep our final NCAA recap of the season.
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