GAME RECAP

MVP

Cassius Winston, Michigan State

He scored 20 points with 10 assists, four steals and just one turnover.

Turning point

Zion Williamson drove the lane for a stirring layup, stretching Duke’s lead to 66-63 with 1:41 remaining. Michigan State called timeout, and then executed perfectly. Winston drew Williamson to him and fed Xavier Tillman for a wide-open layup. RJ Barrett missed a jumper for Duke, and Kenny Goins hit a three-pointer, giving Michigan State a 68-66 lead. “As soon as it left my hand, I knew it was good,” Goins said.

By the NUMBERS

8 Final Four trips for Michigan State under Tom Izzo.

2-11 Izzo’s all-time record against Mike Krzyzewski

6 Free throw chances for Michigan State, which made only two.

17 Turnovers for Duke, including seven by Barrett and five by Zion Williamson.

1 Three-point attempt for Tre Jones, who made a career-high five threes the previous game.

JOE CHRISTENSEN