Originally Posted by WMR
As to UL, congrats to them. I was rooting against them but they won the game. The missed goaltending at the beginning, the BS 2nd foul on Burke (Hancock 3), and the clean block by Burke were egregious errors in UL's favor and really changed the game. Burke also got hit on a couple 3s that should've been and 1s. UL got away with their usual hack and grab defense. I've gotta give Pitino credit, I thought they would eventually run into a ref crew that would make them play straight up, but it never happened and he rode it all the way to a title.
A lot of people are blaming the refs, but that seems weak to me. Louisville was called for far more fouls than Michigan. The Louisville big men were getting killed on the inside with no calls. I agree the Burke block was bad, but there were plenty going the other way. Michigan was a great team, but Louisville was better.