Originally posted on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 4/9/13
The Louisville Cardinals are you’re 2013 college basketball National Champions. Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76. After a crazy regular season where we saw the #1 team in the country fall numerous times, seems kind of wrong that the top overall seed in the tournament took home the trophy. However, the Cardinals deserved it 100%. There were a few key factors that allowed Louisville to beat Michigan tonight. The first was Luke Hancock. This dude was unreal all game. He scored 22 points and was 5 of 5 from three. During Louisville’s 14-1 run late in the first half, Hancock hit four consecutive threes. The reality was that Michigan had no answer for Hancock. Every time Louisville needed a bucket, Hancock was there. His teammates call him “Cool Hand Luke”, and you could see why tonight. He deserved the Most Outstanding Player honors. No doubt about it. Luke Hancock Chane Behanan was an absolute monster on the glass. He grabbed 12 total rebounds and 7 offensive boards. Late in the game...
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