Georgia Dome

April 9, 2013 - 3:02am
The Cardinals mount the second-biggest comeback in NCAA Championship history to win its 16th game in a row and the one that matters most.

This year's NCAA men's Division One National Championship will undoubtedly go down as a top ten final in tournament history.

Louisville didn't need last second shots or overtime, but it did need 12-point comeback to push past Michigan to win the championship, 82-76. 

In a year of winning streaks, Louisville is the only team to end its with a win—the Cardinals' sixteenth since losing the in five overtimes to Notre Dame in early February. Rick Pitino, in his 35th season as a head coach, was humbled at the press conference.

April 7, 2013 - 7:38am
The Orange fade on college basketball's biggest stage, letting the chance slip away of returning Syracuse's first national championship since 2003.

Many phrases received six foot burials leading up to the Final Four:

Nobody expected Syracuse to make the Final Four.

The Syracuse 2-3 zone gives teams fits if they can’t shoot three pointers.

Jim Boeheim is retiring after this season.

The truthiness in each is debatable (except for the last one after tonight’s press conference—he is not). But one obvious point that few expected to come to light before Syracuse’s 61-56 loss to Michigan in the NCAA Championship semifinal proved to be the straw that broke the donkey’s back:

April 6, 2013 - 9:19am
Alumni, fans and students reveled in all things Syracuse at Hudson Grille on Friday, located in the center of the Final Four weekend events.

The corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street Parkway brings Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center and the Georgia Dome together in one cohesive neighborhood that screams Atlanta. For one weekend, Syracuse owns that corner.

April 3, 2013 - 4:03pm
After running through the East region, the fourth-seeded Orange face the Michigan Wolverines, who won the South region.

It’s been 10 long years since the Orange played for a spot in the championship game. But this week, Syracuse heads to Atlanta for the Final Four. In a season featuring a suspended star player, a late season swoon and a Big East tournament thrill, the Orange is ready to take on the Michigan Wolverines.

“Every time you get there its special, but there’s nothing like the first time,” head coach Jim Boeheim said.