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 into a one-point lead.
Sparked by Hancock's shooting, the Cardinals went on to defeat Michigan 82-76 for the national title. On the strength of a 5-for-5 performance from 3-point range and a 22-point night that added to his 20 points in the national semifinal, Hancock was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player - the first reserve to take that award.
''We needed a rally and we've been doing it for a couple of games straight, being down,'' Hancock said. ''We just had to wait and make our run.''
It's no small feat to come off the bench and win that type of award for the Cardinals. This is a team led by the scoring of...