With no NBA games slated for Monday, everyone tuned into the National Championship game between Michigan and Louisville. With Louisville trying to take the trophy for Kevin Ware and Michigan receiving the support of the Fab Five (all five of them), there was plenty of drama heading into this one.
With the world watching, the two teams turned in one of the most incredible college championship games ever seen.
Michigan came out blazing, with Spike Albrecht looking like an unlikely hero, hitting four 3-pointers in the first half. Louisville, however, quickly erased a double-digit deficit with the aid of Luke Hancock, who also hit four 3-pointers in the half.
From there, stars like Peyton Siva and Trey Burke took turns displaying their skills for their respective teams – one possession after another. The players were moving at blazing speeds at just about every possession, making the game a nonstop blur. At the end of the day, it appeared the game came down to some bad officiating (as you’ll see below) and Michigan’s inability to keep Louisville off the glass – the team grabbed 15 offensive rebounds to Michigan’s eight.
If you were watching the game, chances are, you were tweeting your reactions as the game went on. NBA players were doing plenty of the same. Here are all the reactions from around the league about the refs, the results, Rick Pitino’s reaction to loud noises after the game and much more: