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

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  • 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 • 427

  • Michael R. Ingelsby
    Michael R. Ingelsby  3 hours back

    My selfish side says the team should have stayed together one more year. My logic side says that may have effected draft order, injury, and disappointment of not having all that talent going back to back in the NCAA tournament.

    • Joszef Savellano
      Joszef Savellano  6 hours back

      Duke forever

      • Christian McCaffrey
        Christian McCaffrey  12 hours back

        There winning the tournament duke defending champs

        • Jackson Hancock
          Jackson Hancock  13 hours back

          Only won Bc Kentucky lost to Wisconsin

          • brady chick
            brady chick  2 days back

            Duke's Greatness Continues! Feb.2019

            • brady chick
              brady chick  4 days back

              Quinn has a NBA Championship ring now.He plays with the Warriors! 😁

              • brady chick
                brady chick  4 days back

                Just plain Epic!

                • Matt Buchanan
                  Matt Buchanan  6 days back

                  It has been a privilege and a pleasure to be a Duke fan all my life and to have seen every national championship. Literally the best thing in sports.

                  • DOLPHINS L FOR DAYZ
                    DOLPHINS L FOR DAYZ  6 days back

                    Virginia #1 lost to a #16 seed

                    • Hella Smoke
                      Hella Smoke  7 days back

                      He don’t coach losers, he coach winners

                      • Travis Keen
                        Travis Keen  1 weeks back

                        Lucky you did not have to play kentucky

                        • Dexter Crisostomo
                          Dexter Crisostomo  1 weeks back

                          The Sixers wasted okafor.

                          • Big Mo
                            Big Mo  2 weeks back

                            although i am a fan of the new duke team, the 14-15 team would probably beat em...this was a very good team...

                            • G.T Breezy
                              G.T Breezy  2 weeks back

                              Who’s winning this team or Zions team?

                              • Eric Hall
                                Eric Hall  2 weeks back

                                Go Duke!

                                • Fernando
                                  Fernando  3 weeks back

                                  Chief called he said this year is it.

                                  • Chris Rock
                                    Chris Rock  3 weeks back

                                    Hopefully we win this year🙏🏽 I loved the 2015 team

                                    • Wesley Smith
                                      Wesley Smith  4 weeks back

                                      This video will always give me chills! Such a good team and a real brotherhood with this group! You can also see the same with this years! Zion and Barrett will lead us back to the ship

                                      • Joszef Savellano
                                        Joszef Savellano  1 months back

                                        Proud to be a duke fan🙌

                                        • Nicholas Eanes
                                          Nicholas Eanes  2 months back

                                          I've watched this video countless times. It means the world to me and this team was so special to watch and I'm so blessed to have been at that game where we saw Grayson become the star that he is and see us win that 5th National Title. I see a lot of that team in this year's team, and after the grit we had in beating Texas Tech last night, I'm so excited for this team this year!!

                                        • kai shields
                                          kai shields  2 months back

                                          Dang imagine if all those guys were in the NBA they would be so good........Oh they are ........trying to make a roster spot they haven't even made the all star team or all nba team never mind they trash

                                          • Henry Jackson
                                            Henry Jackson  2 months back

                                            Some say that Ethan Happ was actually a 5th year senior during this national title game

                                            • Pierce Blom
                                              Pierce Blom  2 months back

                                              such a touching video man. thank you

                                              • Gianni Broccoli11
                                                Gianni Broccoli11  2 months back

                                                Sad thing is all of them are ass now

                                                • jennifer unthank
                                                  jennifer unthank  2 months back

                                                  Should have been Kentucky

                                                • Yxng Skrilla
                                                  Yxng Skrilla  3 months back

                                                  That whole start 5 in the league

                                                  • Xavier Stamp
                                                    Xavier Stamp  3 months back

                                                    So many McDonalds all americans on one team smh

                                                    • Edwin Marcos
                                                      Edwin Marcos  3 months back

                                                      where did they end up?

                                                      • TOWAVY YT
                                                        TOWAVY YT  3 months back

                                                        Is tyus Jones tre Jones brother

                                                        • Nash Hostetter
                                                          Nash Hostetter  3 months back

                                                          That s might be the video I've ever seen

                                                          • The Ginger assasin
                                                            The Ginger assasin  3 months back

                                                            Best video on YouTube if your a duke fan!!!

                                                            • gray cat
                                                              gray cat  3 months back

                                                              I had to watch this after Duke's loss to Gonzaga. It's fine though. It's hard to beat a team that just keeps making miracle shots and the refs make some questionable calls against you. Duke will be fine.

                                                              • Bobby Pruitt
                                                                Bobby Pruitt  3 months back

                                                                I really want to see a undefeated duke championship this year, that would be amazing

                                                                • Controlled Gaming
                                                                  Controlled Gaming  3 months back

                                                                  THat team was amazing but not as amazing as 2018-2019 Duke Blue Devils so far

                                                                  • Dre Teal
                                                                    Dre Teal  3 months back

                                                                    They’re all really good but looking at them now, Quinn Cook is the best. He’s put in great work for the warriors

                                                                    • Eyes so slant Daddy
                                                                      Eyes so slant Daddy  3 months back

                                                                      Duke is Duke with out UK Kentucky basketball all the way

                                                                      • Somebody Plays
                                                                        Somebody Plays  3 months back

                                                                        Didn't know Robin Williams was such a good coach. 😂

                                                                        • Brady Chick
                                                                          Brady Chick  3 months back

                                                                          What a wonderful win! And I found out that Winslow is a distant cousin!

                                                                          • Veerya Maitra
                                                                            Veerya Maitra  3 months back

                                                                            I know I'm way late and a heel fan, but I gotta say how talented Duke was that year. I remember watching the heels play the badgers and lose, and I was real sad. Then Duke beats Wisc9nsin, and I feel happy. After all we are two colleges, but 1 state.

                                                                            • Daniel Smith
                                                                              Daniel Smith  3 months back

                                                                              Every time I watch this video I cry tears of joy💯💯 we going to get 6 this year. And I want to see a video just like this when we do🐐🐐

                                                                              • tree lookin ass
                                                                                tree lookin ass  3 months back

                                                                                Quality Content 🔥🏀👌🏻

                                                                                • You are Welcome
                                                                                  You are Welcome  3 months back

                                                                                  How come cook didn’t get drafted?

                                                                                  • ProgrammingNewbie
                                                                                    ProgrammingNewbie  3 months back

                                                                                    Now a NBA Champion funny how things work, when you focus on forging value first. Quinn underwent a character development from the days when he was a freshman to co-sharing point with Tyus!

                                                                                • J_urbro
                                                                                  J_urbro  3 months back

                                                                                  And all these fools hella sorry in the nba

                                                                                  • Brian Hendry
                                                                                    Brian Hendry  3 months back

                                                                                    This inspired me to do greater things in life

                                                                                    • Jeremy Mendoza
                                                                                      Jeremy Mendoza  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Brian Hendry this inspired me to be a better person and a better leader both on and off the court

                                                                                  • Scott Stratton
                                                                                    Scott Stratton  3 months back

                                                                                    I only stayed for Explosions in the Sky

                                                                                    • Jovhonte Jones
                                                                                      Jovhonte Jones  3 months back

                                                                                      even tho bobby Hurley was my first fav DUKE pg. Captain Cook. and Tyus were my fav duo. now it Barrett and Tre Jones how ironic another Jones.

                                                                                      • jctraylor
                                                                                        jctraylor  2 months back

                                                                                        Jovhonte Jones yessirrrrrr

                                                                                    • Duke
                                                                                      Duke  4 months back

                                                                                      lets not forget Winslow was a faster harden at duke🙄

                                                                                      • Duke
                                                                                        Duke  4 months back

                                                                                        this year will be dukes greatest team. mark my words💯