The 1991�92 Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team was a Division I college basketball team that competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Led by All-American Christian Laettner, Duke won its 2nd national championship in as many years to become the first repeating team since UCLA’s seven-year dynasty from 1967 to 1973. Although the 1995 Arkansas and 1997 Kentucky teams would come close to successfully defending their national titles, Duke’s feat would not be accomplished again in college basketball for another 15 years until the Florida Gators did it in 2007.
The Blue Devils had little trouble progressing through the first three rounds, but faced the toughest test of the season in the East Regional Final against sixth-ranked and No. 2 seed Kentucky coached by Rick Pitino. In perhaps the greatest college basketball game in history, Christian Laettner hit a buzzer-beating turnaround jumper on a long inbounds pass from Grant Hill, and Duke got a 104�103 overtime win over Kentucky to earn its fifth straight Final Four appearance. Laettner scored 32 points in that game, making all 10 of his field goal attempts (including 2 three-pointers) and all 10 of his free throws.
After defeating an Indiana team led by Calbert Cheaney, Duke reached the title game for the third consecutive time to face off against Michigan’s Fab Five, led by freshmen Chris Webber and Jalen Rose. The Blue Devils ended the Fab Five’s dream run in a 71�51 contest to become the first team since UCLA 19 years ago to repeat as National Champions. Bobby Hurley was named NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player.