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With an aching heart and a shot that couldn't miss, Luke Hancock helped Kevin Ware and the rest of the Louisville Cardinals win their national title.
Given increased playing time and more shots because of Ware's injury, Hancock went 5 for 5 from 3-point range in Monday night's 82-76 win over Michigan in the national title game. He finished with 22 points to add to the 20 from Saturday night's semifinals.
Quite a performance from the player coach Rick Pitino was afraid to start because he wanted to keep him out of foul trouble.
Quite a treat for Hancock's father, Bill, who is gravely ill with a sickness the family does not want to disclose, but made the trip down from Roanoke, Va., nonetheless to see his son become the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.
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ATLANTA As one short but imposing strand of net looped around Luke Hancock's hat, 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...
Congratulations to Louisville in sealing what has been an entertaining National Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. But we should also send our congratulatory thoughts to Michigan, Wichita State and Syracuse, as these four teams gave us a memorable weekend … Continue reading →
Louisville has stormed back and taken the lead since trailing Michigan by 12 points in the first half of Monday night's championship game.
Michigan led the top-seeded Cardinals 33-21 in the first half. The Cardinals recovered to lead 63-60 with 7:57 remaining - a 15-point turnaround.
Luke Hancock started the comeback with 16 points in the first half.
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Via: NCAA.com The Louisville Cardinals won their third NCAA men’s basketball championship, first since 1986, Monday night with a 82-76 victory over the Michigan Wolverines.
Score: No. 1 Louisville 72, No. 9 Wichita State 68
Star(s): Louisville: Luke Hancock 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast.
Story: Let’s all be honest. When Gorgui Dieng said that this was going to be an ugly game in the press conference before the tip-off, many people thought he was playing up Wichita State’s talent, something Rick Pitino has been known to do.
But when WSU came on the court...
Prior to the 2013 NCAA championship game, Kevin Ware gave his Louisville Cardinals teammates a pep talk in the corridor of the Georgia Dome.
Should Louisville beat Michigan in Monday night's 2013 NCAA title game, there is already a plan in place to help Kevin Ware cut down the nets.
1. The game officially tipped at 9:23 EST (though it was more like 9:28). While I understand that CBS is looking to maximize its advertising revenue, these ridiculously late tip times always make me uneasy. First, the players aren't used to waiting that long to play a game. Second, kids, at least on the east coast, are going to bed. This is the biggest game of the year and the...
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino becomes the first ever coach to win a National Title with two different schools as the Cardinals went on to beat No. 4 Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA Championship Game. After trailing Michigan 38-37 (which would’ve been more if it wasn’t for Luke Hancock’s 14 points in a minute and [...]
This year's NCAA Tournament was certainly a memorable one. From the early upsets and last second game winners to Dunk City and Florida Gulf Coast to tonight's incredibly entertaining championship game with Louisville defeating Michigan, March Madness delivered in every facet. And like every year, the tournament was wrapped up on CBS with a rendition of One Shining Moment...
The Louisville Cardinals are national champions in men’s basketball. The team rallied to take down the Michigan Wolverines 82-76, after enduring a tournament that tested the team’s limits.
Just two weeks ago, Cardinals guard Kevin Ware was rushed to the hospital with a broken leg after contesting a shot in the team’s win over Duke. Ware’s advice to his teammates before he...
When the Louisville Cardinals arrived at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Saturday evening, they knew they had shortened depth in the backcourt without the injured Kevin Ware and they also knew they had a more than game opponent in the Wichita State Shockers. On top of this, problems piled higher than the concrete structure where they played.
Starters Wayne Blackshear and Gorgui Dieng...