Louisville trailed Wichita State by 12 points in the second half of Saturday's Final Four before rallying for a 72-68 victory. Last night, they fell behind by 12 in the first half, before beating Michigan 82-76 in a fantastic final.
Whether you love or hate Louisville's Rick Pitino, you have to respect the man. He's is one game's all-time best coaches. Pitino became the first coach to earn national titles at two schools. He led Kentucky to the championship in 1996. Earlier on Monday Pitino was among the 2013 inductees at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Luke Hancock, who actually sat out the 2011-12 season after transferring to Kentucky from George Mason, bacmes the first non-starter to be named most outstanding player in NCAA tournament history. Peyton Siva added 18 points for the Cardinals, who closed their season on a 16-game winning streak, and Chane Behanan added 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Kudos to former Nazareth head coach John Beilein, who is one of the bright minds of college basketball today. The Wolverines were in the title game for the first time since the Fab Five. Players from that team, including Chris Webber, cheered on the Wolverines in Atlanta.
An emotional scene taking place at the end of the night. Louisville's Kevin Ware, who broke his leg in the Elite 8 vs. Duke, cut down the net after Monday night's victory.
The two negatives about last night, officiating and the 9:23 start time.