NCAA Roundup: Louisville Bounces Back After Trailing Wichita

Michigan beats Syracuse and has first shot at championship since 1993.

Posted: 04/08/2013 09:12 AM EDT

It seemed Louisville had lost their momentum as they trailed the underdogs Wichita State on Saturday night. But the Cardinals bounced back winning 72-68 to clinch their spot in the NCAA championship game.

Louisville's Kevin Ware who suffered a gruesome knee injury and underwent surgery last week was on his feet last night as his team took the win. 

"We've got to bring our best game," Ware told ESPN. "It's the last game of the season. If we lose, everything we've worked for just goes down the drain. That's the last thing we want right now." 

The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Syracuse Orange in a tight match up 61-56. This will be Michigan's first time playing in the NCAA championships in 20 years. 

Louisville and Michigan will face off tonight at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta at 9:23 p.m. ET

FINAL FOUR RECAP

(9) Wichita State 68 vs. (1) Louisville 72

(4) Michigan 61 vs. (4) Syracuse 56


CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

April 8, 9:23 p.m. ET

(1) Louisville vs. (4) Michigan

 

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