Matt Madness: DeSoto Grad Drives Duke to the Final Four

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DESOTO, TX - It's been a rough March Madness for the State of Texas, but one local kid just had his shining moment at the Tourney.

DeSoto's own Matt Jones had his game of the year, powering Duke with 16 points! He's only averaged about six points a game, so Gonzaga never saw him coming, and that's just how Matt likes it.

“Playing with such great players, you tend to find open spots and teams usually lose me in transition or in the flow of the offense,” said Jones after the game. “Luckily, I was able to hit a couple of shots and help my team to the victory.”

Well, Matt had them cheering at NRG Stadium in Houston and in DeSoto.

“Everytime he shot it I'm going! 'Come on! Come on! You gotta make it!'” said DeSoto’s basketball coach, Chris Dyer.

Yep, Matt's old coach at DeSoto High was taking in every moment of his former player's memorable day and loving it!

“I was so happy and just so elated that Matthew had such a good game and that they played so well, but the best thing is his experience,” said Dyer. “He gets a chance to go to a fine institution, get a great degree from Duke and get a chance to play for the Final Four and play for Coach K, and I was just so happy for him.”

Well, what started in this gym is now headed to Indy with a chance to cut down those nets and bring a piece back to DeSoto.

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