Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.
National media carried on about the Syracuse zone like they were 1985 Bears and gave Michigan little chance.
The season that none of us could predict is set to give us a title game that none of us will forget.
Rick Pitino knows how lasting one more win would be. It would give everyone a reason to stay connected. It would create a lifetime bond.
Connecticut beat Louisville comfortably back in January and didn’t even have star Breanna Stewart on the floor at the time. That doesn’t mean the Huskies are going to be brimming with confidence about their chances of winning an eighth NCAA national title on Tuesday night against the Cardinals.
The matchup of Louisville and Michigan could produce a memorable NCAA title game.
Jim Boeheim sat on a stool most of the night, hand propped against his chin, looking more like a man proctoring a math exam than one coaching a basketball game.
The Louisville Cardinals fought off determined Wichita State to book their place in the title game.
Injured Louisville star Kevin Ware joined his teammates on the bench to give them support after suffering a
Following the compound leg fracture to Kevin Ware, the Louisville Cardinals say they’re “playing harder.”
Syracuse’s fearsome defense is looking to shut down Michigan’s run-and-gun offense in their Final Four meeting.
The jig is up for the NCAA. No longer is the product pure or different than the money-grabbing, greedy professional product. Enjoy the Final Four for what it is this weekend: Basketball. Nothing more, nothing less.
Some get paid millions to try and solve the riddle facing the Michigan coaching staff at the Final Four this weekend. How do you score against the Syracuse 2-3 zone defense? Lately, there seems to be no answer.
Can the Shockers continue their surge? It all depends on how they handle Louisville’s relentless pressure.
In the interview, taped earlier Thursday at Louisville’s hotel, Ware told Letterman he still hasn’t seen a video of the injury — “And I don’t plan on it.”
NCAA tournament photos from Day 10.
NCAA tournament photos from Day 9.
NCAA tournament photos from Day 4.
NCAA tournament photos from Day 3.