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.
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?
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 player on a team with proven stars.