The University of Louisville Cardinals have won the NCAA Basketball Championship.
Monday night in Atlanta in a very entertaining basketball game, the University of Louisville Cardinals defeated the University of Michigan Wolverines 82-76.
While all the talk was about the amazing three point shooting by Wolverines one game wonder Spike Albrecht, who literally came out of nowhere to score 17 points, the play of Cardinals guard Luke Hancock deserves greater praise.
Hancock scored 22 points in thirty minutes of work while coming off the bench. He also scored 20 points in the Wolverines’ 72-68 thriller over the University of Wichita State Shockers in the semi-final on Saturday.
With the Cardinals winning Monday, it enhances the legendary status of Cardinals coach Rick Pitino.
Pitino became the first men’s college basketball coach to win the NCAA Basketball Championship at two different schools. Pitino previously won at the University of Kentucky in 1996.