ATLANTA - Rick Pitino knows how lasting one more win would be.
ATLANTA - Don't call these guys the Fab Five.
ATLANTA - Louisville's ugliest win was its biggest one yet.
ATLANTA - Louisville already had the bigger names, the better team and some unfinished business after coming up short in last year's Final Four.
ATLANTA - Michigan brushes off any comparisons to the Fab Five.
ATLANTA - Wichita State is going from surprising Final Four contender to tournament headliner.
ATLANTA - More than 30 years ago, Cliff Levingston was part of a powerhouse team at Wichita State that was stocked with future NBA talent, and to this day he believes it underachieved.
ATLANTA - Some get paid millions to try and solve the riddle facing the Michigan coaching staff at the Final Four this weekend.
ATLANTA - Jim Larranaga made his mark as a basketball coach years ago at places like Bowling Green and George Mason. This season, with his Miami Hurricanes enjoying unprecedented success, Larranaga showed he has impressive footwork.
ATLANTA - Gregg Marshall sat in his office on the campus of Wichita State on a cold January morning, his familiar eye glasses set aside, and gazed at the championship nets nailed to the wall.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - They're sort of polar opposites in a way - one a coaching nomad for over three decades, the other parked pretty much in the same place for most of the last half century.
ATLANTA - Michigan had all season to improve its defense, yet it still looked hopeless as recently as the Big Ten tournament.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kevin Ware is pretty certain how his next few months will play out.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The entire basketball program at Wichita State runs on what Louisville coach Rick Pitino makes in a single year, with money left over to purchase plenty of trophy cases for Final Four hardware.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Longtime coaches Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino, and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen, headline the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.