Found April 09, 2013 on
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.
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Not even a surgically-repaired leg was going to keep Kevin Ware from cutting down the nets after Louisville won the 2013 NCAA Championship.
Following the end of the national finals that his Louisville Cardinals won 82-76 over a tough Michigan Wolverines team head coach Rick Pitino shared with the world that he promised his players that he would be getting a tattoo to commemorate the win.
I don't know how, but the folks at Land-Grant Holy Land (an Ohio State blog) are claiming to have a possible sketch...
The Louisville Cardinals are national champions in men’s basketball. The team rallied to take down the Michigan Wolverines 82-76, after enduring a tournament that tested the team’s limits.
Just two weeks ago, Cardinals guard Kevin Ware was rushed to the hospital with a broken leg after contesting a shot in the team’s win over Duke. Ware’s advice to his teammates before he...
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...
It's good to be Rick Pitino these days.
Top-seeded Louisville is playing for the national championship, giving Pitino a chance to be the first coach to win titles at two different schools. His son, Richard, is the new Minnesota coach. One of his horses has a spot in the Kentucky Derby after coming from behind to win the Santa Anita Derby.
Oh, and Monday morning, the Hall of...
For Louisville's first lead of the night.
ATLANTA – It’s been a wild week for University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. His son, Richard, was named the head coach at Minnesota, his U of L team won in the Final Four, his horse won the Santa Anita Derby and he was selected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. On Monday, Pitino will try to cap it with a national title for the Cardinals.
Rick Pitino was not able to bring the Celtics a championship. He was not able to get the Celtics into the playoffs. Wasn't even able to have one winning season in Boston. But he is a great college coach and his Louisville Cardinals won the national championship tonight. On the bright side for Michigan no one called a timeout they didn't have, so that's progress.
Despite Michigan’s early double digit lead, we all knew Louisville would eventually make a run (that’s what the Cardinals do). Just before halftime, the U of L went on a 16-5 spurt, punctuated by this alley oop from Peyton Siva to Montrezl Harrell.
Michigan leads by one at the half, 38-37.
Heading into this year’s NCAA tournament, the Louisville Cardinals appeared to have the deepest bench of any team in the big dance. Considering how well Kevin Ware, Luke Hancock, Montrezl Harrell and Stephan Van Treese were playing at the end of the regular season, Louisville’s depth was just one of the many reasons why they were projected as the overall favorite.
Luke Hancock made all five of his 3-pointers and led Louisville
to its first NCAA men's basketball championship since 1986 with a
82-76 victory over Michigan on Monday night.
ATLANTA–Truth stranger than fiction department: The moons seem to be aligned for Louisville and coach Rick Pitino this week as the Cardinals chased the national championship into Monday night’s title game against Michigan. Consider this: Louisville has teams in both the men’s and women’s title games. Earlier last week, Pitino’s son Richard moved up a… Read More
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...