Louisville, Michigan to Play for NCAA Title

Each advances to Monday night's championship game
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2013 10:43 PM CDT
Louisville, Michigan to Play for NCAA Title
Michigan's Mitch McGary hits the floor during the second half.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The brackets are nearly filled in: Louisville and Michigan will play Monday night for the NCAA title. Top-seed Louisville advanced tonight by ending the Cinderella run of ninth-seed Wichita State, 72-68, but the Cardinals had to overcome a 12-point deficit in the final 10 minutes. Michigan, meanwhile, beat fellow No. 4 seed Syracuse, 61-56. The Wolverines led by 11 after the first half and never trailed in the second—although Syracuse had a chance to tie in the final seconds. (More March Madness stories.)

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