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NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils VS Navy Midshipmen


Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) led his # 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils into the East Region Finals of the 1986 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament against Coach Paul Evans Navy Midshipmen….who were led by their outstanding center David Robinson….after beating Mississippi Valley 85 – 78 in the 1st round… Old Dominion 89 – 61 in round 2….DePaul 74 – 67 in the regional semifinals….just to meet the Midshipmen in the East Region finals….whereas Navy had beaten Tulsa 87 – 68 in round one….Syracuse 97 – 85 in the 2nd round….and Cleveland State 71 – 70 in the east regional semifinals…in order to face Duke in the East Region Finals….as seen in this video herewith.  

Navy’s 7′ center David Robinson took the team and put it on his broad shoulders and led them to a # 7 ranking in the nation….after becoming the 1st ever National Blocked Shots Champion with an average of 5.9 per game….and moving Navy into the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game against the # 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils….led by F Jay Bilas, G Johnny Dawkins, C Mark Alarie and G David Henderson…..as the Midshipmen met more than their match by losing to the Blue Devils by the score of 71 – 50.  

The Admiral, as Robinson became known throughout his spectacular NBA Hall of Fame career with the San Antonio Spurs….along with Coach K and his cohesive unit of Bilas, Dawkins, Henderson, Alarie and Amaker….makes this video MUST SEE TV for any and all college basketball junkies.

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