Louisville beats Wichita State 72-68 in Final Four

Louisville beats Wichita State 72-68 in Final Four

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ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 06: Allie Funk, a Louisville Cardinals fan, poses before the Cardinals take on the Wichita State Shockers in the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Georgia Dome on April 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 4:06 AM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Luke Hancock came off the bench to score 20 points, walk-on Tim Henderson sparked a second-half rally with a pair of monster 3s and Louisville advanced to the NCAA title game Saturday night, escaping with a 72-68 victory over Wichita State.

As the final buzzer sounded, a Louisville player tossed the ball high into the air and injured Kevin Ware stood up, thrusting his arms above his head.

It was the 15th straight victory for the top-seeded Cardinals (34-5), who will play the winner of Syracuse-Michigan for the national title Monday night. It is the Cardinals’ first trip to the title game since they won it all in 1986.

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