This game was probably one of the most intense, thrilling and action filled Championship game we have seen in a while in the NCAA.
The Louisville Cardinals, the overall number 1 team in the tournament, played against young and fast Michigan Wolverines.
Wolverines had a 10 point lead in the first half as it was the battle of bench players in the first half. Spike Albrecht of Michigan had 17 points in the first half with “out of nowhere” three pointers as starting guard Tre Burke, 2013 Naismith Player of the Year, had to sit out as he was in foul trouble.
Cardinals bench player Luke Hancock didn’t show up until the second half with BIG threes and the Cardinals manage to pull of another comeback as they have throughout the whole 2013 tournament. Cardinals win their 3rd National Title, 82 to 76.
Burke led his team with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Hancock led the Cardinals with 22 points but leading player Peyton Siva showed up in the 2nd half, ending up with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Congrats to the Cardinals and new Hall of Famer head coach, Rick Pitino (first coach to win 2 national titles at 2 different Division 1 schools).