For the Michigan Wolverines and Louisville Cardinals, a journey many months in the making ends Monday night in Atlanta (game time at 9:23 p.m. ET).
And my what a journey it's been.
In the illustrated timeline ahead we follow Louisville and Michigan from the bitter disappointment that capped last season to the grand expectations that greeted this one, and on through the many moods of a madcap college basketball season that left all of us agape.
For one, the odyssey will end in ultimate triumph. For both, it's been a season worth savoring.