Saturday's Final Four was the epitome of the 2012-13 college hoops season: back-and-forth battles, clutch shots down the stretch, unexpected heroes and unpredictability all around.
In the day's first semifinal, No. 9—and double-digit underdog—Wichita State gave top-seeded Louisville all it could handle. The Shockers jumped out to a double-digit lead in the second half and were playing with the physicality and energy that suggested history was about to be made.
But with Russ Smith, Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng struggling, Luke Hancock and Tim Henderson stepped up for the Cardinals and sparked the comeback to earn the 72-68 win.
Ahh yes...just like we all expected.
In the night's second game, Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert—again, just like we all expected—hit a slew of first-half threes and Mitch McGary dominated all over the court as Michigan led Syracuse for most of the game and survived a late comeback by the Orange, winning 61-56.
Let's take a look at the top highlights from the night's scintillating matchups.