Duke claimed its 5th NCAA Championship in a thrilling 68-63 win against the Wisconsin Badgers.
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In the aftermath of the Duke Blue Devils’ 68-63 NCAA Championship win over Bo Ryan, Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers, some of the NFL’s biggest names – including MVP Aaron Rodgers – expressed their congratulations.
The Green Bay Packers’ two-time MVP quarterback was among the first to express his in the team he’d been rooting for:
So proud of the guys. #Badgers
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 7, 2015
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl CB Patrick Peterson loved the entire game and wished it hadn’t even ended!
— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) April 7, 2015
Meanwhile, Ravens Pro Bowl RB Justin Forsett – admittedly not a Blue Devils’ fan – decided to jump on the Grayson Allen bandwagon. Allen had 16 vital points and was a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line to help the team rally from a 9-point deficit in the second half.
Never been a Duke fan but after his performance tonight I’m a Grayson Allen fan
— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) April 7, 2015
Even Pro Bowl pass rusher Brian Orakpo, who said he wasn’t even a fan of the entire sport of college basketball, was in admiration of the game:
Never really been into College Basketball but damn what a Championship game wow #dukevswisconsin
— Brian Orakpo (@rak98) April 7, 2015