Louisville Tops Michigan For NCAA Title

The Louisville Cardinals came into the NCAA Tournament as the top overall seed
and vindicated themselves Monday by beating Michigan, 82-76, in an intense
national championship game at the Georgia Dome. Luke Hancock, after erupting
for 20 points in Saturday's comeback win over Wichita State, scored 14 of his
22 points in a three-minute span late in the first half to help the Cardinals
overcome another a 12-point deficit. Hancock, part of a shorthanded bench due
to the absence of Kevin Ware, also hit a dagger 3-pointer down the stretch and
a couple clutch free throws to seal Louisville's third national title and
first since 1986. Peyton Siva scored 14 of his 18 points after the break while
Chane Behanan contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds in a victory that closed
out a memorable day for Rick Pitino. Pitino, on the day his induction into the
Basketball Hall of Fame became official, became the first coach to win
national titles at two different schools, capturing his first with Kentucky in
1996.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is State Champion Wrestler Dalton Voyles from Pacific High School. Dalton won the class 3 title at 182 pounds with a 6-2 decision over Zach Courtoise of Kearney Saturday at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It caps off a tremendous season for Dalton with a 56-2 record. Dalton, who is very good on his feet, took control early in the bout in securing the win over Courtoise.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Johnathan Williams, III and Namon Wright scored 10 points each, but Georgia strengthened its NCAA tournament hopes with a runaway 68-44 win over Missouri on Saturday. Missouri (8-21, 2-14 Southeastern Conference) couldn't manage a second straight win after ending a 13-game losing streak by beating Florida 64-52 on Tuesday night.