Well that was not so good, but I knew going into it that it would all end here. Illinois hasn’t been ranked #1 most of the year for no reason, and they were only one 3-pointer away from a perfect record.
Louisville stayed with them most of the game, and even held the lead for a little. The Cards just looked out of it tonight, not hitting open shots, and not showing that hunger they had over the last couple of months.
I’m happy with a final four appearance by Louisville, knowing that this will be the start of many more in the near future. And thanks to Ma & Pa for the t-shirt.
Oh, and Happy Birthday Dad!