I went to my boxing class and made it home just in time to watch the 2nd half of the NCAA National Championship Basketball game.
MAN!!!!!!!!!! What a game! It lived up to sports fan’s expectations kept us on the edge of our seats. Both Michigan and Louisville showed us why they deserved to dance on the main stage Monday night.
Even Chris Webber made his way to Atlanta to watch one of the best played championship games played to date.
I was totally pulling for Michigan; NCAA basketball hasn’t been the same for me since the Wolverines fell from glory years ago. I can’t help it the ‘Fab 5’ were a part of my childhood so Michigan and college hoops were synonymous for me.
The Wolverines led by a point at the half but this game was definitely a tail of two halves. Both squads came back blazing but Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock took over.
Hancock led Louisville’s offensive attack with 22-points; 16 of those points brought the Cardinals back from a 12-point deficit during the 1st half. Siva finished with 18-points, six rebounds, five assist and four steals.
The Michigan Men played their hearts out but it just wasn’t enough; with just over five minutes left in the game Louisville held its largest lead 71-64. Later with about a minute left the Cardinals led by four and with about three seconds on the clock the scoreboard read 82-76.
Louisville won because they fought for it!
Louisville has had one heck of a season and has battled back from several double digit deficits.
Coach Rick Pitino also finished the season with a bang. He was named to the Hall of Fame Monday morning and won his second title Monday night. He promised his team that he would get a tattoo when they won so he better get ready for some ink.
And…Last but certainly not least I’m so happy that Kevin Ware was able to experience this win even it was from the sideline. He suffered one of the most brutal knee injuries EVER and still managed to support his team. Now that’s LEADERSHIP!