KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the NCAA tournament field was announced a couple weeks ago, Louisville coach Rick Pitino wasn't a whole lot different from millions of other college basketball fans.
INDIANAPOLIS - Crying and shaken by the sight of Kevin Ware writhing on the court, his right leg splintered, Rick Pitino and his Louisville players had no idea how they were going to pull it together with a half still left to play and a Final Four berth on the line.
INDIANAPOLIS - A gruesome injury that left Louisville guard Kevin Ware with a broken leg plunged Lucas Oil Stadium into horrified silence, with coach Rick Pitino wiping away tears and shocked teammates openly weeping during Sunday's Midwest Regional final.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Trey Burke and Michigan had the perfect response for everyone who said they were too young or not tough enough to make it all the way to Atlanta.
LOS ANGELES - Wichita State is headed to the Final Four, and these Shockers should be no surprise to anybody.
WASHINGTON - Jim Boeheim calls this year's Syracuse team his best defensive group ever. Hard to argue, based on the suffocating performances that put the Orange in the Final Four.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Trey Burke was a 16-month-old toddler the last time Michigan was still playing this late in the NCAA tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are finally doing an encore.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Ben McLemore went to the bench after his fourth foul, having put his slump behind him and with top-seeded Kansas closing in on a third straight trip to the regional finals.
LOS ANGELES - UCLA hired Steve Alford as basketball coach on Saturday, luring him from New Mexico days after he signed a new 10-year deal with the Lobos.
LOS ANGELES - During Ohio State's journey to the Final Four last season, Aaron Craft learned the importance of focusing on the next 40 minutes, not the three-week trip.
INDIANAPOLIS - There were times when Seth Curry felt as if he could make every shot. Even his record-setting coach was amazed.
LOS ANGELES - Too big, too physical, too quick.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Florida Gulf Coast put on one last show at the NCAA tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Even a nasty cold can't stop Russ Smith.