NCAA Roundup: Louisville Bounces Back After Trailing Wichita

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 06:  Luke Hancock #11 of the Louisville Cardinals drives for a shot attempt in the second half against Cleanthony Early #11 of the Wichita State Shockers during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Georgia Dome on April 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Chris Steppig-Pool/Getty Images)

NCAA Roundup: Louisville Bounces Back After Trailing Wichita

Louisville bounced back after trailing Wichita to clutch their seat in the championship game and the Michigan Wolverines beat Syracuse and will play in their first championship game since 1993.

Published April 8, 2013

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


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

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


April 8, 9:23 p.m. ET

(1) Louisville vs. (4) Michigan


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Written by Natelege Whaley


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