Posted April 07, 2013 on northcarolinastate.scout.com
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.
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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...

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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.

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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...

Video: Here’s The Controversial “Jump Ball” Call At The End Of Louisville-Wichita State

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...

Three Hits: Louisville finishes Shockers' run

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...

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FINALS WATCH: Louisville's rally

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WSU can't hold off Louisville rally

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Louisville Slides Past Wichita State And Into The Championship Game

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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. 

Louisville Wins The National Championship Thanks To Someone Named “MO”

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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...
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