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NCAA FINAL | MVP / SHANE BATTIER Duke, Forward

Game By Game

April 03, 2001

IN THE TOURNAMENT

* East Regional, first round

Duke 95, Monmouth 52

21 points, 10 rebounds

Battier--a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior from Birmingham, Mich.--had five of the Blue Devils' school-record 18 three-point baskets. He had two three-point baskets and a layup in a 57-second span in Duke's 62-point first half.

* East Regional, second round

Duke 94, Missouri 81

27 points, 11 rebounds

Battier had a layup, made a bank shot and a three-point attempt, and blocked a shot in the Blue Devils' decisive 11-0 run midway in the second half.

* East Regional, semifinals

Duke 76, UCLA 63

24 points, 11 rebounds

Battier had 14 points and eight rebounds to help the Blue Devils take a 33-26 halftime lead.

* East Regional, final

Duke 79, USC 69

20 points, 10 rebounds

Battier combined with Jason Williams to score 33 of the Blue Devils' first 43 points.

* National semifinals

Duke 95, Maryland 84

25 points, 8 rebounds

Battier made four of his final five three-point shots as the Blue Devils came back from a 22-point deficit in the first half.

* Championship game

Duke 82, Arizona 72

18 points, 11 rebounds

Battier struggled most of the game but rose to the occasion in the final minutes. "Shane wasn't hitting his jump shot, but he comes up with two amazing offensive rebounds," said Coach Mike Krzyzewski, referring to the plays in the final 4 1/2 minutes on which Battier scored after Arizona had closed within three points. Battier finished his career with 131 victories, tying Kentucky's Wayne Turner, who played from 1996-99, for the NCAA record.

TOURNAMENT

BATTIER'S STATISTICS

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Points 135 22.5 Avg. Rebounds 61 10.0 Avg. Assists 12 2.0 Avg. Blocked Shots 17 2.8 Avg. Steals 12 2.0 Avg. Field-Goal Shooting 41-86 .476 Pct. Three-Point Shooting 15-42 .357 Pct. Free Throws 38-46 .844 Pct.

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WINNERS

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER AWARD

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Year Player School 2001 Shane Battier Duke 2000 Mateen Cleaves Michigan St. 1999 Richard Hamilton Connecticut 1998 Jeff Sheppard Kentucky 1997 Miles Simon Arizona 1996 Tony Delk Kentucky 1995 Ed O'Bannon UCLA 1994 Corliss Williamson Arkansas 1993 Donald Williams North Carolina 1992 Bobby Hurley Duke 1991 Christian Laettner Duke 1990 Anderson Hunt UNLV 1989 Glen Rice Michigan 1988 Danny Manning Kansas 1987 Keith Smart Indiana 1986 Pervis Ellison Louisville 1985 Ed Pinckney Villanova 1984 Patrick Ewing Georgetown 1983 Akeem Olajuwon Houston 1982 James Worthy North Carolina 1981 Isiah Thomas Indiana 1980 Darrell Griffith Louisville 1979 Magic Johnson Michigan St. 1978 Jack Givens Kentucky 1977 Butch Lee Marquette 1976 Kent Benson Indiana 1975 Richard Washington UCLA 1974 David Thompson North Carolina St. 1973 Bill Walton UCLA 1972 Bill Walton UCLA 1971 Howard Porter Villanova 1970 Sidney Wicks UCLA 1969 Lew Alcindor UCLA 1968 Lew Alcindor UCLA 1967 Lew Alcindor UCLA 1966 Jerry Chambers Utah 1965 Bill Bradley Princeton 1964 Walt Hazzard UCLA 1963 Art Heyman Duke 1962 Paul Hogue Cincinnati 1961 Jerry Lucas Ohio St. 1960 Jerry Lucas Ohio St. 1959 Jerry West. West Virginia 1958 Elgin Baylor Seattle 1957 Wilt Chamberlain Kansas 1956 Hal Lear Temple 1955 Bill Russell San Francisco 1954 Tom Gola La Salle 1953 B.H. Horn Kansas 1952 Clyde Lovelette Kansas 1951 None selected 1950 Irwin Dambrot CCNY 1949 Alex Groza Kentucky 1948 Alex Groza Kentucky 1947 George Kaftan Holy Cross 1946 Bob Kurland Oklahoma St. 1945 Bob Kurland Oklahoma St. 1944 Arnold Ferrin Utah 1943 Ken Sailors Wyoming 1942 Howard Dallmar Stanford 1941 John Kotz Wisconsin 1940 Marvin Huffman Indiana 1939 None selected

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ALL-TOURNAMENT

2001 ALL-FINAL FOUR TEAM

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Forward Shane Battier Duke Forward Richard Jefferson Arizona Forward Mike Dunleavy Duke Center Loren Woods Arizona Guard Jason Williams Duke

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