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AP Was There: Duke ends UNLV's repeat bid in '91 Final Four

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 5 and the following story was sent March 30, 1991.

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By JIM O'CONNELL

AP Basketball Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A second chance for Duke proved to be the last chance for UNLV.

Standings - ACC

Teams W L Pct Conf GB L10 Stk
FlaSt 26 5 .839 16-4 - 8-2 W2
Duke 25 6 .806 15-5 1.0 7-3 W2
Lou 24 7 .774 15-5 1.0 6-4 L1
UVA 23 7 .767 15-5 1.0 9-1 W8
GaTec 17 14 .548 11-9 5.0 7-3 W4
NCSU 20 12 .625 11-10 5.5 6-4 W2
ND 20 12 .625 11-10 5.5 6-4 W2
Syr 18 14 .562 11-10 5.5 5-5 W1
Clem 16 15 .516 10-11 6.5 5-5 W1
VaTec 16 16 .500 7-14 9.5 2-8 L2
Mia-FL 15 16 .484 7-14 9.5 4-6 L1
BC 13 19 .406 7-14 9.5 2-8 L6
Pitt 16 17 .485 7-15 10.0 2-8 L1
UNC 14 19 .424 7-15 10.0 4-6 L1
Wake 13 18 .419 6-15 10.5 3-7 L3

Team Leaders

Name Total
PTS Vernon Carey Jr. 17.8
REB Vernon Carey Jr. 8.8
AST Tre Jones 6.4
ST Tre Jones 1.8
BLK Vernon Carey Jr. 1.6
FG% Vernon Carey Jr. .577
FT% Wendell Moore Jr. .806
3PT% Joey Baker .394
MIN Tre Jones 35.4
PF Alex O'Connell 0.7

Team Rankings

Total ACC Rank Div I Rank
PF 82.5 1 2
PA 68.0 8 139
REB 43.2 2 16
FG% .470 1 25
3PTM 7.0 9 202
PF 18.0 12 217
ST/TO 0.6 5 36

Latest Game - Mar 7, 2020

Final 1 2 T
North Carolina(13-18) 34 42 76
(12) Duke(25-6) 42 47 89

PTS REB AST
UNC Keeling (2) Francis (1) Pierce (1)
Duke Goldwire (3) Hurt (1) Stanley (1)

Player News

Alex O'Connell G: O'Connell announced Saturday... Mar 21, 3:57PM

Vernon Carey Jr. C: Carey will play off the bench... Mar 7, 6:01PM

Jack White F: White will be in the starting... Mar 6, 10:58PM

Justin Robinson F: Robinson will be in the... Mar 6, 10:41PM

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Thu, Mar 12 North Carolina State T, Boxscore Recap
Sat, Mar 7 North Carolina W, 89-76 Boxscore Recap
Mon, Mar 2 North Carolina State W, 88-69 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Feb 29 @Virginia L, 52-50 Boxscore Recap
Tue, Feb 25 @Wake Forest L, 113-101 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time