Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 4/9/13
Score: No. 1 Louisville 82, No. 4 Michigan 76 Star(s): Louisville: Luke Hancock 22 Pts, 3 Ast. Michigan: Trey Burke 24 Pts, 4 Reb. Story: In the end, it was Louisville’s hustle that ultimately wound up as the difference in the game. Despite Michigan shooting over 52% from the field, the Cardinals were able to scratch and claw their way to yet another come-from-behind victory. Louisville finished the game with more rebounds, assists, blocks and steals than Michigan – key stats in what was a very physical game. The Wolverines came out on fire, and unheralded freshman Spike Albrecht hit his first four 3-point attempts on his way to a 17-point half. But in the first session’s final three minutes, Louisville was able to go on a 14-3 run to cut a 12-point deficit to just one. How? Luke Hancock, who would later win Final Four MOP, hit four 3-pointers in a row and seemingly couldn’t miss. The second half was electric, with both teams trading the advantage for the first 15 minutes. But in crunch time, yet again, Louisville eventually wore down its opponent. Missed free throws, untimely fouls and a few jumpers from Gorgui Dieng put Michigan on the ropes, and Hancock provided the knock out blow with his fifth and final three ball of the night to put the Cardinals up ten. Michigan wouldn’t get back closer than four, and Rick Pitino had his first NCAA title with the Louisville Cardinals. …but not without a few fireworks right after. [Fansided]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Osweiler: Film from last two years proves I should be starter

Daughter of Bucks owner burns Bill Simmons on Twitter

Tiger Woods tells golf world to try and kick this football he’s holding

Tyronn Lue: Gameplanning to defend Celtics harder than Warriors

How the Senators can upset the Penguins in Game 7

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Paxton Lynch cutting out early while other QBs stay late

Michael Jordan unique 1984 Converse shoes could fetch up to $100K at auction

Joe Girardi has interesting reason why no medical scans for Masahiro Tanaka

Ezekiel Elliott’s mom fires back after son criticized for being in car accident

Browns make Ryan Grigson senior personnel executive

Potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz looks positively jacked in recent photo

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

Box Score 5/24: Craig Anderson saves the Senators

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker