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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 t...
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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...
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...
Plenty of teams talk about how tight-knit they are, how the team matters more than any individual accomplishment.
Louisville has the national title to prove it.
Short-handed because of Kevin Ware's broken leg, facing yet another big deficit and with their biggest star, Russ Smith, having a rare off night, the Cardinals simply went to the next guys up.
Luke Hancock made four...
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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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....
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...
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.
ATLANTA (AP) Their best player was struggling and one of their main backups was on the bench with a broken legs.
Louisville still had more than enough to win its third national title.
Luke Hancock made four straight 3-pointers in the first half, and Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan had monster second halves to lead the top-seeded Cardinals to their first national title since 1986...
Phil Jackson confused many casual fans on Twitter, with the Tweet below, at the end of the 1st half of the Michigan vs. Louisville National Championship game.
Mo is a *****
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) April 9, 2013
There is a reason Phil Jackson has 11 rings. The “MO” that Jackson was referring to was MOmentum. It was something the Michigan had with a little under three...
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 [...]