Michigan vs. Louisville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Michigan vs. Louisville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(10) Michigan 76
(31-8, 5-5 away)
(2) Louisville 82
(35-5, 15-1 home)
Venue: Georgia Dome
9:23PM ET / 6:23PM PT, April 08, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Michigan 38 38 76
Louisville 37 45 82
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan T Burke 24 M McGary 6 T Hardaway Jr 4
Louisville L Hancock 22 C Behanan 12 G Dieng 6

No. 1-seeded Louisville got the win against No. 4-seeded Michigan 82-76 in the Championship Game of the NCAA Tournament on Monday, Apr. 8. The Cardinals were led by Peyton Siva, who got 18 points and six rebounds (5 Ast 4 Stl). Gorgui Dieng also had an outstanding outing, scoring eight points and adding eight rebounds (6 Ast 3 Blk). Michigan closes out its impressive season with a 31-8 overall record. The Wolverines got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Wisconsin 68-59 in the Big Ten Tournament. In the regular season, they finished fourth in the Big Ten with a 12-6 conference record. In making the national championship game, Michigan knocked off No. 13-seeded South Dakota State 71-56 in the second round and No. 5-seeded Virginia Commonwealth 78-53 in the third round. Following that, the Wolverines got through No. 1-seeded Kansas 87-85 in the Sweet Sixteen, No. 3-seeded Florida 79-59 in the Elite Eight, and No. 4-seeded Syracuse 61-56 in the Final Four. For the Wolverines, Trey Burke got a game-high 24 points and four rebounds. Michigan (31-8) finished the regular season fourth in the Big Ten with a 12-6 record. Through their amazing run, Louisville got through No. 16-seeded North Carolina A&T 79-48 in the second round and No. 8-seeded Colorado State 82-56 in the third round. Following that, the Cardinals got through No. 12-seeded Oregon 77-69 in the Sweet Sixteen, No. 2-seeded Duke 85-63 in the Elite Eight, and No. 9-seeded Wichita State 72-68 in the Final Four.

Louisville Game Notes

  • The win over Michigan extended the Louisville winning streak to 16 games.
  • Lville beat the spread by two points. That makes the 24th time this season the Cardinals have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, Lville played 59 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 36-23.
  • Louisville has won every game this season (17-0) when its field goal percentage has been 45.9 percent or better.
  • The Cardinals have won every game this season (9-0) after recording eight or more three-pointers.
  • Louisville has won 91 percent of the time this season (10-1) after committing nine or fewer turnovers.
  • Lville has won every game this season (6-0) when opponents record 27 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Louisville has won 83 percent of the time (5-1) when Chane Behanan has 15 points or more, 87 percent of the time (13-2) when Russ Smith plays 32 minutes or more, and 83 percent of the time (15-3) when Gorgui Dieng has four field goals made or more.
  • The Cardinals have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the sixth win of the season where the Cardinals came back after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Luke Hancock and Peyton Siva) accounted for 48.7 percent of the points.
  • Chane Behanan accounted for 37.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Chane Behanan has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 40 games this season.
  • This marks the third 20-point game of Luke Hancock's career.
  • Luke Hancock has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Luke Hancock had career highs with 22 points, five three-pointers, and a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • Chane Behanan recorded the 15th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Chane Behanan recorded a double-double. It was his fourth this season and 11th of his career.

Michigan Game Notes

  • Trey Burke accounted for 31.5 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Mitch McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr) accounted for 40.7 percent of the rebounds.
  • Trey Burke has led the team in scoring 23 times in 39 games this season.
  • Mitch McGary has led the team in rebounding 17 times in 39 games this season.
  • This marks the 20th 20-point game of Trey Burke's career.
MICH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATrey Burke262443014
B+G. Robinson III381222000
B+Tim Hardaway Jr351254002
BMitch McGary29661111
B-Spike Albrecht281710003
C+Nik Stauskas19322101
C-Jordan Morgan8210000
C-Caris LeVert12030101
-Jon Horford5020000
Lville PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Peyton Siva361865402
A+Gorgui Dieng37886132
ALuke Hancock302213200
AChane Behanan2815121102
BW. Blackshear19811100
CRuss Smith32912003
DM. Harrell12200000
-Tim Henderson3000000
-S. Van Treese3020000

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