Louisville took the overmatched Michigan Wolverines out behind a west Kentucky woodshed masquerading as the KFC Yum! Center and proved themselves worthy of the number one ranking.
Jordan Nwora. What can I say? I don’t know right now. So, let me quote Biggie Smalls’ most famous refrain: “If you don’t know, now you know.”
He rebounds like he’s breaking out of a cage, and those impossible, behind-the-head layups . . . These features of his game combined with his shooting equals Naismith Award short list.
Nwora was Louisville’s wild card tonight, but the Cardinal defense was the main attraction. Similes abound when discussing their performance. They were on the Wolverines like a spandex suit on a walrus, like a size 10 sock on a size 12 foot, like a dry-fit polo on a fat man. The list could go on forever.
Louisville’s defenders gave the Wolverines no room to shoot and no lanes for passing. Let’s be honest—they made them look like a JV squad compared to the Michigan that handled North Carolina and Gonzaga at the Battle for Atlantis.
Much respect to the Cardinals. They were bigger than the stage. The Wolverines were not.