Duke Basketball 2014-15: From Heartbreak to the Mountain Top (The Journey of a Champion)

  • Published: 03 July 2016
  • A2More Productions presents "Duke Basketball 2014-15: From Heartbreak to the Mountain Top (The Journey of a Champion)." On March 21, 2014, No. 14 Mercer shocked the world by upsetting No. 3 Duke, sending the Blue Devils home after the first round of the Tournament for the second time in three years. A little over a year later, Coach K tied John Wooden by taking Duke to his 12th Final Four. During the season, the Blue Devils' mantra was "Eight is Enough," and all 8 players were certainly needed in Indy. In a game where the freshmen scored 60 out of Duke's 68 points, and every point after half time, it was unheralded freshman Grayson Allen who decided to have his coming out party. Down 9 with just under 13 minutes to go, Allen scored 8 straight points, before Tyus Jones eventually took over to seal the comeback. With Duke's 5th National Championship in the books, lone senior Quinn Cook finally got his long-awaited and much-deserved banner to hang in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his 5th ring, breaking a tie with Adolph Rupp for second most championships ever by a coach, now trailing only John Wooden's 10. With footage from every game played during the season, enjoy this video as you relive the magic of Duke's run towards its fifth National Championship.

    Highlights Include:
    1) Duke's 81-71 win over Michigan State in the Champions Classic (2:51)
    2) Duke's tone-setting 80-70 win over #2 Wisconsin at the Kohl Center in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge (5:44)
    3) Coach K's 1000th win, after Duke's 77-68 comeback victory against St. John's at The Garden (11:09)
    4) Duke's 69-63 comeback win at then-undefeated #2 Virginia (13:30)
    5) Duke's 92-90 OT victory against rival #15 UNC, after trailing by 9 with 2 minutes 25 seconds to play, and by 5 with 47 seconds left (17:49)
    6) Duke's 84-77 win at #19 UNC, to complete the season sweep (22:27)
    7) Duke's NCAA Tournament wins against Robert Morris (W 85-56) (25:50) // San Diego State (W 68-49) (26:29) // #19 Utah (W 63-57) (27:17) // #7 Gonzaga (W 66-52) (28:36) // #23 Michigan State (W 81-61) (31:48) // and #3 Wisconsin (W 68-63) (34:19)

    Music Used:
    Explosions In The Sky - Your Hand In Mine (remix with strings by YouTube user "greywood music")
    Explosions In The Sky - First Breath After Coma
    The Cinematic Orchestra - Arrival of the Birds & Transformation
    Coldplay - Fix You Instrumental (Official) (by YouTube user "Kriz1642")
    Instrumental Core & Really Slow Motion - Let There Be Light (Angels Among Demons)

    All rights go to Duke University, Duke Basketball, ESPN, ACC Conference, ACC Network, Fox Sports, T3MediaSports, Universal Music Group, CBS and its affiliates, the NCAA and its broadcasters. I do not own the music or the footage used in this video. No copyright infringement intended. This video is non-profit, made for entertainment purposes only.

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Comments • 535

  • Bryan Lopez
    Bryan Lopez  1 weeks back

    Fuckin music is obnoxious.

    • Mohmar-Kwesi Nosakehne'

      YEAH, I DID Watch the WHOLE Video.
      Of Course. WHY NOT ?

      I've been a fan of The 'Dukies of Durham' since they Went to the 1978 NATIONAL Title Game (under then HC BILL FOSTER...) & Lost to The U-Ken WILDCATS of HC JOE B. HALL., led by its Twin Towers of SAM BOWIE & MELVIN TURBIN.

      THINK About It. Coach K has Won at least 1 NATIONAL Title in 3 Consecutive Decades. NO Other COLLEGE B-Ball Coach has accomplished that Feat.

      NOT DEAN SMITH (UNC) NOT ADOLF RUPP (KENTUCKY) NOT BOBBY KNIGHT (INDIANA & TEXAS TECH) NOT Even the Great JOHN WOODEN (UCLA). Also, the 1st College B-Ball Coach to Pass the 1, 000 WINS Mark.

      I knew the Story of the 3 Squads that gave Coach K the 1st 4 NATIONAL Titles. I saw the LAETTNER/HURRY/HILL Boyz Squads of the early '90s Back-to-Back. Then, the BATTIER/BOOZER/WILLIAMS one of 2001. And, the SMITH/SCHAYER/ZOUBEK one of 2010. All 3 Squads were Special in their Own Ways.....

      BUT, this 2015 Squad WAS, I think, a Sheer ANOMALY. I Think Coach K even thought it was Still a YEAR AWAY from being in the FINAL FOUR. It really was an UNFORSEEABLE Event. Like a Hurricane ANDREW, or KATRINA

      (uh, in a GOOD way, of course...)

      I Believe that the 2015 BLUE-DEVIL Squad Revealed some Rare Qualities in this Great Coach:

      (1) The Ability to LEARN from his Players, making him an even BETTER Coach.

      (2) Being PATIENT & Allowing his Players to Develop in The SYSTEM. And Bonding Together as a Team.

      (3) Letting THEM Enjoy The GAME as Youngsters.

      This 2015 Squad REJUVENATED Coach K. He Had FUNN Coaching them. I Think Another NATIONAL Title WILL Come Coach K's Way, in the Next few yr. It Would Have Been REAL NICE, to have Seen ZION Stay until the End of his Junior Yr. But, the NBA Beckens for the Arrival of a NEW ' King JAMES ' or ' LJ' or ' Mini - SHAQ '

      • chrisean marsden
        chrisean marsden  2 weeks back

        People talk about the3 freshman leading this team. But this team was easily 8 deep with players like Allen amile and plumlee coming off the bench. Plus senior leadership from cook.

        • Aces Oofgod
          Aces Oofgod  2 weeks back

          Okafor loves traveling😂

          • Amsa Amsa
            Amsa Amsa  2 weeks back

            The real best duke lineup sorry zion but they got a ring

            • HEY FATTY
              HEY FATTY  2 weeks back

              Don't forget about barrett missing those FT's :()

          • AWynne 24
            AWynne 24  2 weeks back

            2 years later n i still watch this

            • Taylor Harding
              Taylor Harding  3 weeks back

              I think the best season that duke had

              • Kr_buckets4 : Kyle Raquidan

                We’re coming back in 2020 . Duke 8 championships for Coach K

                • Aaron Cena
                  Aaron Cena  3 weeks back

                  Not duke, it’s PUKE

                  • Aidan.blair
                    Aidan.blair  3 weeks back

                    Duke just took a big L

                    • Presley Watson
                      Presley Watson  3 weeks back

                      I’m about to tear up💯

                      • Fortnite/ Sports
                        Fortnite/ Sports  3 weeks back

                        anebody watching i 2019 duke winning the whole thing

                      • ross hunt
                        ross hunt  4 weeks back

                        Matt jones was so great on the defensive side of the ball an could hit those clutch 3s

                        • 4 swagiful students
                          4 swagiful students  4 weeks back

                          Tyus Jones looks like trey jones

                          • Arthur P.Nastacio
                            Arthur P.Nastacio  4 weeks back

                            unc all the way

                            • Bobby Pruitt
                              Bobby Pruitt  4 weeks back

                              It feels like this was forever ago 💯💯💯

                              • VoidZ Khromatik
                                VoidZ Khromatik  4 weeks back


                                • Kevin Wang
                                  Kevin Wang  4 weeks back

                                  3:44, tyus steps over his man🤭

                                  • Whyisthisinmyrecommended

                                    Duke’s DOODOO

                                    • Whyisthisinmyrecommended

                                      UNC ALL THE WAY

                                      • Chris Akokoh
                                        Chris Akokoh  4 weeks back

                                        “I wouldn’t be surprised to see both these teams in the final four” 7:19

                                        • Rebel Wolf
                                          Rebel Wolf  4 weeks back

                                          I like how they are all busts now in the nba nice

                                        • Platinum Dank
                                          Platinum Dank  1 months back

                                          Tyus. Quinn. Justise. Matt. Jahlil. The real fucking lineup.

                                          • Fr3ddy VF
                                            Fr3ddy VF  1 months back

                                            Grayson Allen is a punk and a bad sport. He trips people for no reason. What a dumbass

                                            • Zagzz ツ
                                              Zagzz ツ  1 months back

                                              Im a eva fan why am i watching this?

                                              • Hunter Kelly
                                                Hunter Kelly  1 months back

                                                When duke wins the championship this year I need another one of these because this is freaking amazing

                                                • Macdonald15
                                                  Macdonald15  6 days back

                                                  Alexander Palmer WTF R U TALKING ABOUT THE CHAMPION SHIP WAS A WEEK AND A HALF AGO BANDWAGON

                                                • Alexander Palmer
                                                  Alexander Palmer  3 weeks back

                                                  +raiderpower13 Respect that, Ill be rooting for tech this saturday! :)

                                                • raiderpower13
                                                  raiderpower13  3 weeks back

                                                  +Alexander Palmer it would make for a good storyline if UVA wins. From disgrace to the top of the mountain. Gotta support my alma mater though; Guns up!

                                                • Alexander Palmer
                                                  Alexander Palmer  3 weeks back

                                                  +raiderpower13 I think you mean the Cavalaiers; Go Hoos!

                                                • raiderpower13
                                                  raiderpower13  3 weeks back

                                                  It's the Red Raiders turn this year; Hit em, Wreck em Texas Tech!

                                              • Gregg Blade
                                                Gregg Blade  1 months back

                                                I'll never forget this team... what a ride. Let's do it again! 2k19!

                                                • Arion Civilization
                                                  Arion Civilization  1 months back

                                                  Who’s ready for the NCAA tournament?!

                                                • Ryan Blabbermuffin
                                                  Ryan Blabbermuffin  1 months back

                                                  This is absolutely incredible. I got chills and shed a couple of tears while watching through the whole thing.

                                                  Tyus is so similar to Tre, it’s so unreal.

                                                  Coach K led these amazing freshmen to the 2015 National Championship!!!

                                                  I think they’ll win it all this year in March Madness, so bring on the Blue!!! #DukeForever🙏🏻💙🏀

                                                  • Puppet plush World 84
                                                    Puppet plush World 84  4 weeks back

                                                    +Ryan Blabbermuffin tyus is a better time shooter tre is a better defender

                                                  • Ryan Blabbermuffin
                                                    Ryan Blabbermuffin  4 weeks back

                                                    Ben Long yeah I knew. Based on this document, Tyus and Tre, currently, have a similar playing style. That’s what I was trying to get at.

                                                  • Ben Long
                                                    Ben Long  4 weeks back

                                                    That’s because there brothers

                                                • brady chick
                                                  brady chick  1 months back

                                                  🤴Duke 2019 ACC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS.CONGRATS✌

                                                  • JBA
                                                    JBA  1 months back

                                                    ive already watched this 2 times lmao

                                                    • Isaiah Angus
                                                      Isaiah Angus  1 months back

                                                      Anybody whose going to say there bust that’s a cap because they barely got an opportunity to play in games so how were they supposed to developed

                                                      • Isaiah Angus
                                                        Isaiah Angus  1 months back

                                                        North Carolina where u at

                                                        • Awesome2_Mr
                                                          Awesome2_Mr  1 months back

                                                          Man...I seriously underrated Quinn Cook as a player

                                                          • chrisean marsden
                                                            chrisean marsden  2 weeks back

                                                            Awesome2_Mr yeah that’s what this years duke team missed someone like him.

                                                        • Student Chason CooperSmith

                                                          This Jones loke look tre jones

                                                          • yeeyeee
                                                            yeeyeee  1 months back

                                                            I've always been a fan of Duke basketball, but this team made me fall IN LOVE with the brotherhood

                                                            • Twitch suvverz
                                                              Twitch suvverz  1 months back

                                                              I was at the duke intros

                                                              • Arkansas Baseball Omaha
                                                                Arkansas Baseball Omaha  2 months back

                                                                This video just made me be a true duke fan

                                                              • XxIDoWork_YTxX
                                                                XxIDoWork_YTxX  2 months back

                                                                Duke sucks

                                                              • chickengrease
                                                                chickengrease  2 months back

                                                                this shit made me emotional on a whole different level .

                                                                • Jashad Avery
                                                                  Jashad Avery  2 months back

                                                                  I’m not crying you’re crying

                                                                  • Hodgie Vlogs
                                                                    Hodgie Vlogs  2 months back

                                                                    Duke for life

                                                                    • Max _B4842
                                                                      Max _B4842  2 months back

                                                                      I’m not even a duke fan and I watched the whole thing

                                                                      • Max _B4842
                                                                        Max _B4842  2 months back

                                                                        Great video

                                                                        • SportsNation Sports Stories

                                                                          1:11 hey it’s tre

                                                                          • Ben Mossoney
                                                                            Ben Mossoney  2 months back

                                                                            when grayson starts to go off in the natty >>>>>>>

                                                                            • LoSoNBanks22
                                                                              LoSoNBanks22  2 months back

                                                                              Great video

                                                                              • howhowwiseowl
                                                                                howhowwiseowl  2 months back

                                                                                This would have been so much better if it wasn't for the constant background music. Almost made it unwatchable