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After a ferocious comeback that saw Louisville capitalize off of costly turnovers by Wichita State late in the game, the Cardinals are headed to the NCAA tournament championship game for the first time since 1986.
For most of Friday night’s matchup, the No. 9 seed Shockers were in control and looked poised to come away with yet another upset. Leading by double digits with 13 minutes to play, it seemed unlikely that the No. 1 seed was going to be able to pull this one off.
Cue the Lousiville bench.
Luke Hancock, a junior forward, came off the bench and sparked his team with a game-high 20 points. Walk-on Tim Henderson, who saw increased playing time because of the injury to Kevin Ware, nailed a couple of clutch threes down the stretch to bring the Cardinals back into the game. Ware watched from the bench.
The Shockers began to unravel late in the second when they committed five turnovers in seven possessions — after going more than 26 minutes without turning the ball over. With 4:47...
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ATLANTA With the release of its "Ri5e to the Occasion" T-shirts last week, multi-billion dollar shoe company adidas drew deserved flack for blatantly profiteering off of a collegiate athlete's injury.
The athlete, of course, is No. 5 Kevin Ware, Louisville's athletic guard who graphically broke his leg against Duke in the Elite Eight and is now out of basketball...
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Tweet By now most have seen the horrible, unfortunate injury suffered by Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware during the team’s Elite Eight victory over Duke. If you haven’t you can do so here. Since then the outpouring of support the sophomore has received has been nothing short of amazing. He’s received tweets of encouragement [...]
Louisville’s Kevin Ware presented the Letterman Top 10 on Thursday night, and the young man did so quite well. It is amazing to see Kevin be in such good spirits following a potentially career-threatening injury. Great stuff.
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His full-leg cast and crutches aside, Kevin Ware is no different than the rest of his Louisville teammates this week. He's at team meetings. He's going to practice. He's riding the bus. He even put on his jersey to pose for the stock images that will be used during the Final Four telecast.
''He's doing everything he would normally do,'' Peyton Siva...
Kevin Ware will be well represented in the stands when his Louisville Cardinals take on Wichita State in the Final Four Saturday night in Atlanta. Amar’e Stoudemire and his foundation have donated 1,000 Kevin Ware heads for fans to hoist in support of the Cards.
According to Darren Rovell, ESPN:
After Ware fractured his leg in Sunday night’s game against Duke, and the team started...
TV The Louisville guard went on the Late Show to poke some fun at his gruesome injury.
Peyton Siva warms up in Louisville's controversial 'Ri5e to the Occasion' Kevin Ware tribute shirt for the Final Four.
Luke Hancock was at the free-throw line with 8.8 seconds remaining and a three-point lead, meaning a make would've almost certainly secured a trip to the national title game for Louisville. But he didn't make it.
Who’s not rooting for Louisville?
According to KRP.com, NBA athletes have joined in the Louisville fan section in the hopes of them winning the NCAA Championship. Kevin Ware, who suffered a gruesome leg injury last week during the elite 8 against Duke, has been cleared to travel with the team back to Atlanta, his hometown.
During the game fans don’t have to use just their...
Here are three observations from Louisville's 72-68 win during the first of two national semifinals at the Final Four in Atlanta:
1. As Louisville's stars struggled to find consistency on the offensive end, Cardinals forward Luke Hancock stepped in to save the day
Though the NCAA tournament's and team's leading scorer, Russ Smith, finished with 21 points, it was...
Longest. Week. Ever.
A broken leg so bad you can't look at it. A coach acting so outrageously you can't stop looking at it. A referee boss allegedly putting out a $5K bounty on a coach.
College hoops was all that anyone could talk about this week, and yet it wasn't the teams or the Final Four games that were being talked about.
Thankfully, after all that hoopla, the...
For the past month, I've been trying to figure out what it is about Louisville's historically great pressure defense that made it the prohibitive favorite leading into March, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, and the all-over-but-the-net-cutting presumptive NCAA champion going into the Final Four.
I looked at all the numbers. The numbers confirmed that, yes...
Louisville's ugliest win was its biggest one yet.
Luke Hancock came off the bench to score 20 points, walk-on Tim Henderson sparked a second-half rally with a pair of monster 3s and Louisville advanced to the NCAA title game Saturday night, escaping with a 72-68 victory over Wichita State.
''I just kept telling the guys ... `We're going to make a run. It's about...
Wichita State at Louisville Date 4/6/2013 6:09:00 PMLocation AtlantaLive StatsLinkTV CBS Team Stats Advantage LouisvilleAdvantage Wichita StateFG % FT % 3 PT % 2 PT % 3/FG Four FactorseFG% TO% O Reb % D Reb % FT Rate Defensive Allowed3 PT % 2 PT % TO% Matchup Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated...