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Michigan vs. Louisville: Cardinals win third national title

Louisville trailed by 12 in the first half, but rallied to win its third national title, 82-76, over Michigan.

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Louisville tops Coaches Poll

As expected, Louisville is at the top of the final coaches' poll after winning the national title. The big surprise is Wichita State finishing at No. 4.

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The fan experience from Atlanta

The Final Four wrapped up an entertaining NCAA Tournament with a weekend of fun basketball. We take a look at some of the highlights and lowlights from Atlanta.

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4 starters could return for Louisville

Peyton Siva's the only starter guaranteed to be gone next year.

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The worst tournament and the best title game

From Spike Albrecht to Chane Behanan to Trey Burke to Luke Hancock, let's look at the heroes that made Louisville-Michigan one of the best NCAA title games we've gotten in years.

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Hancock plays hero for Louisville

Two weeks into the season, Louisville fans were saying that George Mason transfer Luke Hancock wasn't good enough to play for the Cardinals. Now they're celebrating him as the hero of their first national championship in 27 years.

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2013 bracket redux: What we learned

Well, another NCAA Tournament is in the books. And after three weeks of upsets, buzzer-beaters and, ultimately, a Louisville championship, here's what we learned.

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ROLL TIDE

ROLL DAMN TIDE

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Louisville can't send men's team to women's final

A trip to New Orleans to see the women's title game would be deemed an extra benefit by the NCAA.

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Rick Pitino is getting a tattoo

The Louisville coach owes his players some ink.

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Did refs ruin the Final Four?

There were some, let's say, questionable calls made late in games in the Final Four and national championship. But did they really hurt the NCAA Tournament, and how can we make sure it doesn't happen again?

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Luke Hancock, the surprise MOP that makes sense

Nobody would've picked Luke Hancock to be Louisville's Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament last week. And yet his performances make it hard to contest the unprecedented selection of a bench playe.

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Pitino secures legacy with title win

Whether history remembers him in one place or another, it will remember him as one of the best to coach anywhere.

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10 things we learned Monday night

From Rick Pitino's fondness for tattoos to his fear of fireworks, the college basketball world was taught a great deal on Monday night.

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Small number of fires occur in Ann Arbor

A rather large arsonist was reportedly running rampant in the streets of Ann Arbor early Tuesday morning.

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Final printable bracket available

With Louisville winning the national championship, our printable bracket is now complete. Grab one and compare it with your pre-tournament picks for a good laugh.

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Louisville's title celebration, in photos

Louisville won its first national title since 1986. Let's take a look at the best celebration photos.

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Beilein didn't know how many fouls UM had

John Beilein miscalculated the amount of fouls his team had late in the game, marking the first time an important Michigan figure made a mental error in the last minute of a national title game.

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Imaginary bracket wins ESPN challenge ... sort of

There has to be a good joke in here somewhere, right?

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SB Nation presents: ONE WHINING MOMENT

"One Shining Moment" is great, but we're sadistic jerks. Here's our montage, "One Whining Moment," a celebration of NCAA Tournament failure and sadness.

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One Shining Moment

CBS continued its annual tradition of playing "One Shining Moment" after the national champion Louisville Cardinals cut down the nets.

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Kevin Ware cuts down the nets

Louisville won the national championship and now they get to cut down the nets. Check out the Cardinals putting the finishing touches on the NCAA title.

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Luke Hancock wins MOP

From nowhere, Luke Hancock won the Most Outstanding Player Award thanks to a pair of sharpshooting performances in the Final Four.

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GIF: Michigan reactions

Michigan players and loyalists alike felt the pain after the Wolverines let a big first-half lead slip away en route to losing the championship game.

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Louisville celebrates its championship

The Louisville Cardinals are the National Champions. Watch as the players reacted to the final seconds.

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Cardinals win third national title

After a 27-year drought, Louisville finally has another national title after defeating Michigan, 82-76.

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Refs call foul on awesome Burke block

Trey Burke had an amazing block on a Peyton Siva dunk attempt, but the referees didn't think it was so amazing.

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Louisville up 73-65 with 3:52 left

This is fun, y'all.

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Wolverines finish halfcourt alley-oop

This has been a tremendous NCAA Championship Game. There's been plenty of insane highlights. This halfcourt alley-oop might be the best of them all.

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Louisville leads by 3

Louisville is up by three inside eight minutes left in the national title game.

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Hardaway Jr. dunks on the world

Tim Hardaway Jr. doesn't have the insane handles like his dad, but he does have some crazy hops. Check out this huge dunk.

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Peyton Siva's dad remains awesome

Just Peyton Siva's dad in an airburshed Kevin Ware shirt, celebrating his son's success.

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Louisville grabs the lead

Almost midway through the second half, Louisville holds a slim lead on Michigan as both teams start to close in on a championship.

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Wolverines lead 46-42 with 16:54 to go

Michigan's offense hasn't wilted so far after a hot first half.

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Michigan leads despite Burke missing 14 minutes

Trey Burke played in only six minutes in the first half of the biggest game of his life.

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Spike Albrecht had the best half of his life

Spike Albrecht had 17 points for Michigan in the first half of the national title game. His previous career high was seven points. That's the joke.

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Michigan leads Louisville at halftime, 38-37

Michigan's Spike Albrecht came out of nowhere to take over the championship game. Luke Hancock led Louisville right back into it, however, and the Wolverines lead 38-37 at halftime.

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Montrezl Harrell with the HUGE dunk

This dunk is beyond insane. The NCAA Championship Game has been full of threes, but this is the highlight of the first half.

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Albrecht's hot shooting keeps Michigan in front

We're almost midway through the National Championship Game and Michigan is just a few minutes away from going into the locker room with the lead, thanks mainly to freshman Spike Albrecht.

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Dancing referees!

The NCAA Championship Game got off to an incredibly fast pace. How fast? Fast enough to dance to.

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Albrecht leading Michigan to 26-19 lead

Welcome to the Spike Albrecht Variety Hour.

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Albrecht lighting it up

Backup point guard Spike Albrecht is playing the best basketball of his life in the NCAA Tournament.

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Michigan up 5 early

Michigan has a five-point lead with 11:41 left in the opening half thanks to Trey Burke and Spike Albrecht.

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Fab Five in attendance

The entire Fab Five is there tonight to watch Michigan go for the National Championship.

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Michigan and Louisville tied early

Trey Burke has the hot hand early, but Wayne Blackshear has five of his own, as Louisville and Michigan are tied four minutes in.

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Concession to be made for Ware if Louisville wins

Kevin Ware gave his team an emotional boost after suffering a gruesome leg injury in the Elite Eight. He'll be able to take part in the postgame net-cutting events if Louisville can win one more time.

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Louisville gets some love from the pope

So they have that going for them.

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Chris Webber makes it to national title game

The whole Fab Five is at the National Title game to watch their alma mater take on Louisville.

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Chris Webber silent on title game plans

While four of the Fab Five plan to watch Michigan play for a national title, Chris Webber has been silent on his plans.

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Who to root for: Louisville or Michigan?

The Daily Win breaks down who you should root for as March Madness comes to a close. Hint: probably not Louisville because of those uniforms, but DEFINITELY not Michigan because of Michigan alumni.

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Offense vs. Defense in national championship

The 2013 national championship will feature a classic battle of offense against defense as Michigan and Louisville match their strengths against one another.

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Tracking Michigan and Louisville's path to No. 1

Michigan and Louisville both earned the No. 1 ranking at some point in the year, but both followed it up with stretches of poor play. Now, they face off for the national title.

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The Big East's swan song

The 2013 NCAA championship game will also be the final game involving a member of the old Big East. Can Louisville send the conference out in style?

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4 title-game matchups for NBA scouts

NBA scouts will be watching Monday's championship game between Michigan and Louisville closely. Here are the four matchups that will dominate their attention.

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NCAA title game: Advanced metrics like Cards' D

Louisville's elite defense may be the best in the nation, but it's their efficient offense that could pose the most problems for Michigan.

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NCAA championship pits youth vs. experience

The youngest team in the tournament faces one of the most battle-tested as Michigan tries to upset Louisville's cast of upperclassmen.

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Meet your new favorite basketball player

Before Michigan plays in the National Championship Game Monday night, let's take a closer look at Mitch McGary, and why he's the best.

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Who's the Most Outstanding Player?

The oddsmakers like Louisville's Russ Smith to take home MOP honors, but don't sleep on Michigan's Trey Burke or Mitch McGary if the Wolverines pull off the upset.

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Should McGary go pro?

Michigan freshman Mitch McGary has blown up during the NCAA Tournament. Should he take advantage of his soaring draft stock and enter the 2013 NBA Draft?

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10 things to know about the title game

Monday night's national title game between Louisville and Michigan has all the makings of a classic. But before the Wolverines and Cardinals tip things off in Atlanta, let's make sure you're properly educated.

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Pitino stays steady, Beilein adjusts

Rick Pitino's press has been a signature of his teams for decades. John Beilein's team, on the other hand, is completely unlike the ones that got him to where he is -- but significantly scarier, on offense and defense.

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NCAA championship tickets at 3-year high

Ticket prices for the NCAA Tournament championship game are averaging more than $600 per seat.

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