ATLANTA As one short but imposing strand of net sat in Luke Hancock's pocket, there was no sense of impatience on his bearded face. He answered questions. He smirked when something sparked his humor. He watched himself on the stretched screens hanging all around the Georgia Dome, not wanting to miss his starring role in the annual college basketball coronation, "One Shining Moment."
Hancock allowed the moment to linger, his team's championship secure.
Coming off the bench for the Louisville Cardinals like he had in all but eight games this season, the overlooked sharpshooter became the first non-starter to ever capture Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors.
"It doesn't get better than this, it's unbelievable," said Hancock, who scored a team-high 22 points Monday night for the national champion Cardinals in their 82-76 win over Michigan. "It does not get better than this."
Once the media scattered around the confetti-dotted landscape, Hancock walked away from the dismembere...