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


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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-7 Junior Center Alex Movila from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. He scored a combined 61-points in three games of the Borgia/Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament last week. Alex led the team in all three games with 21 against Fatima in the first round and 16 in the second round against Carnahan and 24 against North Tech in the Gold Championship game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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From terror attacks to campus threats, jihadist wars in the name of extreme religion, protest groups shouting at each other to the vitriol of the anonymous internet--it seems our world is seething with anger. Anger begets hatred. Hatred begets evil. Evil begets fear, which begets anger, which begets more hatred, then more evil.



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Boys Basketball...
Winfeild Classic...
Warrenton vs. O'Fallon-Christian at 3:30

Montgomery County Tournament...
Middle School...
Fulton vs. Wellsville at 5:30
New Haven vs. Clopton at 7:00
High School...
Bowling Green vs. Silex at 5:30
Montgomery County vs. Hermann at 7:00

Crystal City Tournament...
St. Clair vs. Crystal City at 7:30