UNC Proves To Be Too Much For Louisville

By Eric D. Graham
Updated: April 1, 2008

NORTH CAROLINA — The North Carolina Tar Heels are heading to the Final Four for the 16th time after defeating Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals 83-73 at Bobcats Arena in Charlotte on Saturday.

UNC was led by “National Player of Year” Tyler Hansbrough, aka Psycho “T” who scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half while collecting 13 rebounds.

The wide-eyed Hansbrough played like an child possessed as he ran up and down the court against Louisville hitting jumpers from 10 and 15 feet as well as catching teammate’s Danny Green missed lay-up off the rim for an exciting dunk.

Hansbrough was simply too much for the Cardinals to maintain.

With the victory over Louisville, the Tar Heels now travel to San Antonio where they will face Midwest Regional Champions, the Kansas Jayhawks, who barely beat the “Cinderella” of the tournament, Davidson College, 59-57 on Sunday.

UNC head coach Roy Williams led the Jayhawks to four Final Four trips and two title game appearances to go with nine conference championships before returning to his alma mater in 2003.

This is also the first time in NCAA history that all number one seeds are appearing in the Final Four. They include North Carolina, Kansas, Memphis, and UCLA.

As a result, this destroys all theorys of March Madness and Bracketology.