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.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 43 min ago

Class 3, 4 and 5 State Championship Track and Field is scheduled today and tomorrow at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Several local athletes have qualified.

Class 4-Allison Hinson of St. Clair won state in the Shot Put this morning with a distance of 47-feet-3.75-inches.