What a great time to be a Rebel fan!
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Here's the second half of my Final Four blog - if you missed the first one, you can read it here: http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/rebel-rundown/adventure-final-four-part-1 My youngest daughter, Larae, and I arrived in Atlanta early Friday...
The fear two days later: That what we saw in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament on Monday night is an aberration, a tease, an exception to the rule that insists college basketball has lost its way at the offensive end.
History is meant to be judged, and yet each classic that has been a national championship game of the NCAA Tournament has owned a unique significance.
Rick Pitino became the first coach in NCAA history to win men’s basketball championships with two teams, as his Louisville Cardinals defeated Michigan in the championship game in Atlanta 82-76.
When he reached the stage, supported along the ballroom path to such an exclusive group by a walker, Jerry Tarkanian was helped up a few stairs to basketball immortality.
Jerry Tarkanian’s long basketball journey is finally complete.
LOUISVILLE (34-5) vs. MICHIGAN (31-7)
This is what one coach in tonight’s national championship of college basketball was asked about Sunday:
ATLANTA — The idea was to not miss left. If he did, Tim Henderson would be forced to retrieve the basketball by running down the long ravine that bordered the driveway of his family home, the one sitting on 10 acres of rural Louisville land, the one with a backdrop of nothing but open space and woods, the one where a Final Four hero was born from thousands of jump shots launched into another bright orange sunset.