It seems to me that this game -- and tournament -- will eventually be remembered not by Duke's prevail, but with Butler's rise. Butler coach Brad Stevens takes his team to the Championship game against Duke and Mike Krzyzewski -- a perennial powerhouse, I might add.
But if there is one thing we will take away from this game, it shouldn't be the fact that Duke, a team that should be in the Final Four every year, won the tournament, and the greatest game ever played, but the fact that Butler played with a team who should've knocked them right off their feet.
No, this game should be, and will be, remembered for what the "little guy" did.
There was no story with Duke, and who really wants a story? Who cares? Its no surprise that they were there, but the hard work and passion of a Butler team that believed in Butler Basketball.
So as far as I, or anyone with a real sense of non-conceitedness is concerned, Butler won the tournament. They also won the memories of us all. 20 years from now, will we be talking about how Duke won their 4th national title, or how Butler nearly shocked the minds of everyone?