Louisville rallies past Michigan for title

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Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 12:00 am

ATLANTA — Behind the Louisville bench, the fans remained on their feet in the final minutes, unable to sit down, or feel comfortable, or breathe. Peyton Siva drove, Gorgui Dieng swatted and Luke Hancock launched 3-pointers. Here was Louisville, the top seed in this NCAA tournament, playing like it until the end.

As the national championship unspooled Monday night, Louisville and Michigan put on a show, a production worthy of a stage, with acrobatics and dramatic flair, with stars in their usual roles and understudies in starring ones, with bodies that thudded when they hit the floor after so many collisions at the Georgia Dome.

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