Field Goal %
- MICH 52.1
- 45.9 LOU
Three Point %
- MICH 44.4
- 50.0 LOU
- MICH 12
- 9 LOU
- MICH 28
- 33 LOU
- Atlanta, Georgia 39901
- Line: LOU -4.0
- 0th Half
From Elias: Russ Smith is listed by Louisville at 6-feet and 165 pounds. Of the 466 players to participate in an NBA game this season, only 17 were listed at 6-feet or shorter, and only two weighed 165 pounds or less - Aaron Brooks and John Lucas III.
Michigan shot 52.1 percent from the floor, the fourth-best mark in a title game loss over the last 50 years.
Trey Burke becomes just the third Wooden Award winner to lose in the title game.
Louisville is a perfect 3-0 in title games, tied with Connecticut for the best mark in NCAA history.
Michigan scored two second-chance points in the second half Monday after scoring 13 in the first half. Louisville kept the Wolverines off the offensive glass after halftime, limiting Michigan to one offensive rebound. The Cardinals created more second chances in the second half, grabbing 11 of their 15 offensive rebounds.
Louisville wins its first title since 1986. Among teams with multiple title victories, only Kansas experienced a longer drought.
Luke Hancock made five three-pointers without missing, the most without a miss in championship game history.
Gorgui Dieng had team highs in deflections (11), assists (6) and blocks (3) against Michigan. Deing's 11 deflections and six assists were his most in any game the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship.
Michigan's five title game losses are the third most all-time but no team has performed worse in championship games.
Russ Smith carried Louisville throughout the tournament but the Cardinals triumphed in spite of his poor championship effort.
Trey Burke is the seventh player to score at least 20 points while shooting 60 percent from the floor in a title game loss.
Louisville attempted 23 of its 35 second-half field goals in the paint Monday, making 11 of those shots. Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan combined to score 24 of Louisville's 34 paint points, 18 of which came in the second half. Siva's 12 points in the paint were his second most in any game in the last four Men's Basketball Championships (scored 14 in 2012 vs Davidson).
Louisville scored 22 points in the paint and 13 in transition during the second half. Peyton Siva was the catalyst, scoring 10 of the Cardinals' 22 points in the paint and six of their 13 transition points. In the first half, Louisville missed 8-of-14 attempts in the paint, including 2-of-3 attempts by Siva.
Zach Johnson had 24 points and Florida Gulf Coast made all 10 free throws in the final minute for an 80-70 win over Stetson on Thursday night.
C.J. Bryce scored 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting, Devontae Cacok had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and UNC Wilmington clinched the Colonial Athletic Association with an 83-78 victory over Towson on
Randall Gaskins Jr. scored 13 points and six players added nine points or more as a balanced St. Francis (Pa.) defeated Sacred Heart 73-64 on Thursday night to keep its chances alive for hosting