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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, what Dieng said was no understatement. The Shockers opened with an 8-0 run. Louisville finally snapped into playing mode, but the entire first half showed a Wichita State team handling pressure better than any other team had all season. It was obvious that Gregg Marshall and his team came prepared, and it would certainly be an ugly game.
The Shockers wouldn’t let Louisville drive it in the lane either. The ease that Russ Smith and Peyton Siva usually take with them to the basket was absent, and neither could finish. It would take Luke Hancock until the second half to finally manage to get it inside. The Shocker...
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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...
Two minutes. Four 3-pointers. Safe to say, Luke Hancock knows how to make good use of his time.
The backup forward, better known as ''Plan B'' for Rick Pitino's talented team, went on a shooting spree for the ages Monday night, making four straight 3-pointers over a two-minute span late in the first half to help pull Louisville out of a double-digit deficit and...
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...
ATLANTA – Junior Luke Hancock was the player of the game for the University of Louisville on Saturday night in the national semifinals. Hancock had 20 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Cardinals rallied to beat Wichita State 72-68 in the NCAA Tournament semifinals in the Georgia Dome.
The first of today’s Final Four games led to some serious excitement. Leading 70-68 with eight seconds left to play, Louisville’s Luke Hancock was headed to the line for two free throws — a chance to make it a two-possession game.
Hancock calmly sank the first three throw, but his second attempt hit the back iron. Wichita State’s Ron Baker grabbed the rebound and turned to...
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...
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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ATLANTA (AP) 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.
As the final buzzer sounded, a Louisville player tossed the ball high into the air and injured Kevin Ware stood up, thrusting his...
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.
There are a number of storylines surrounding Monday's NCAA Championship, including the matchup between Louisville's Gorgui Dieng v Mitch McGrary of Michigan.
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 [...]
By Jesse Kramer
The last Cinderella of the 2013 NCAA Tournament was eliminated in Saturday’s first Final Four game. In the first national semifinal in Atlanta, No. 1 seed Louisville knocked off No. 9 seed Wichita State, 72-68. The Shockers, who were overshadowed in this year’s tournament by Florida Gulf Coast, which became the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16, knocked...