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Rick Pitino Scared: Confetti Explosion Surprised Louisville Coach After Title Win (VIDEO/GIF)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

When his team fell behind in both the national championship game and the national semifinal, Louisville coach Rick Pitino never seemed to flinch. After the Cardinals outlasted Michigan to win the national title, however, Pitino flinched … big time.

Moments after the final buzzer sounded on Louisville’s 82-76 win, Pitino was caught off guard by the explosion of a confetti cannon and ducked for cover. Once he realized that the Georgia Dome was not coming down around him, he stood up straight and greeted Michigan coach John Beilein.

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Chris Webber Arrives! Fab Five Reunion At Michigan vs. Louisville NCAA Tournament Final (PHOTO)

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One of the most compelling story lines ahead of the national championship game between Michigan and Louisville involved a player who left Ann Arbor two decades ago.

Would Chris Webber show up?

Perhaps swayed by the pleas of his former teammate, Webber arrived at the Georgia Dome ahead of the game. Webber’s arrival, televised by CBS before tip off, signalled that the long-awaited — and avoided by C-Webb — public Reunion of the Fab Five was seemingly about to happen.

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Michigan, Louisville Reach NCAA Basketball National Championship Game 2013: PREDICT The Winner

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After a pair of Final Four semifinals that were decided in the final minutes, the championship matchup is set.

Louisville, the No. 1 overall seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, will face fourth-seeded Michigan on Monday evening in the Georgia Dome.

In the opening semifinal on Saturday, Louisville rallied past No. 9 Wichita State to reach the championship game. Rick Pitino’s Cardinals trailed at the half and fell behind by a dozen in the second 20-minute session before surging into the lead. Not surprisingly, Louisville’s relentless defense was a key factor in its second half surge. The Cardinals held on for a 72-68 win.

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Final Four Ticket Prices Sharply Rising Prior To Louisville Vs. Wichita State Tip-Off

By Darren Heitner, Contributor

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The Final Four match-up of Louisville vs. Wichita State is not anticipated to be a nail-biter.  Hardly anyone expects the game’s result to be decided in the final seconds of the second half.  However, tonight’s battle between the Michigan Wolverines and the Syracuse Orange is predicted to be one of, if not the best game to watch in this 2013 NCAA Tournament.  In fact, people are coughing up top dollar in order to see it live in the Georgia Dome. …read more

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Final Four Schedule: Times, Location, TV Info For Louisville vs. Wichita State, Syracuse vs. Michigan

By The Huffington Post News Editors

The 2013 Final Four is locked in. In another mad March, only a single No. 1 seed is heading to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the national semifinals on April 6, 2013,

Top overall seed Louisville will take on No. 9 Wichita State Shockers with a spot in the national championship on the line. Who had that in their bracket?

A pair of No. 4 seeds face off for the other spot in the title game. The Michigan State Wolverines will take on the 2-3 zone of Syracuse. Can they succeed where No. 1 Indiana and No. 3 Marquette failed?

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Elite Eight Teams: Louisville, Michigan Among Teams In 2013 NCAA Tournament Regional Finals

By The Huffington Post News Editors

The field of 68 teams in the 2013 NCAA Tournament has been winnowed down to the Elite Eight. Sixty of the best college basketball teams in the nation, including the team that entered the tournament atop the AP poll, have been sent home. The eight teams remaining will play in four regional finals on Saturday and Sunday, with the winners advancing to the Final Four in Atlanta.

With wins on Thursday night, Marquette and Syracuse ensured that at least one Big East team would reach the Georgia Dome. Buzz Williams’ Golden Eagles will attempt to solve the 2-3 zone defense of the Orange in the opening Elite Eight game on Saturday. The conference rivals tip off at 4:30 p.m. EST in Washington, DC in the East Region.

Another Big East team (for now), Louisville, is the only No. 1 seed to reach the regional finals. Rick Pitino’s Cardinals held off the No. 12 Oregon Ducks on Friday night in the Sweet 16. The Cards will face Duke in Indianapolis on Sunday.

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Computer system predicts basketball national championship

When Georgia Tech opens the doors to the Georgia Dome next month as the host institution for the 2013 Final Four, expect third-seeded Florida to walk out as the national champion. That’s the prediction from Georgia Tech’s Logistic Regression/Markov Chain (LRMC) college basketball ranking system, a computerized model that has chosen the men’s basketball national champ in three of the last five years. …read more
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Suspect arrested in stabbing of Falcons fan at Georgia Dome

Georgia Dome officials say a 46-year-old Villa Rica man has been arrested in a stabbing near the Georgia Dome following the Falcons’ NFC Championship loss.

Jason Kirksey, Georgia Dome spokesman, says James Lewis McCoy was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Police Department.

The stabbing happened around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot outside the Georgia dome. Although initial reports indicated the incident was a dispute between football fans, officials Tuesday said neither McCoy nor the stabbing victim attended the game. Kirksey says the stabbing may have stemmed from an argument over food during a tailgate party outside the Georgia Dome.

The 35-year-old victim has not been identified, but authorities say the man is in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Falcons fan's throat slashed in parking lot after NFC Championship game

An Atlanta Falcons fan is reportedly in stable condition after his throat was slashed during an altercation in the Georgia Dome parking lotfollowing the NFC Championship game Sunday.

MyFoxAtlanta.com reports the 35-year-old victim apparently got into a verbal altercation with a man and two women who were rooting for the 49ers, who beat the Falcons 28-24.

Authorities say the argument turned violent, and one of the 49ers fans apparently cut the victim’s throat.

The victim is recovering at a local hospital. Police say they aren’t sure whether all or any of the people involved in the incident actually attended the game.

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The Benefits Of A Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Showdown

By Darren Heitner, Contributor Only four teams remain.  In the early Sunday game (3:00 p.m. EST), the San Francisco 49ers will battle the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.  The late game (6:30 p.m. EST) will feature the Baltimore Ravens at the New England Patriots.  The latter game will be a tougher ticket, as the Patriots are a notoriously expensive team to see live, especially at home.
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The Chick-fil-A Bowl Leads Bowl Game Charitable Efforts With $15.7 Million Given In The Last Decade

By Alicia Jessop, ContributorAs fans file into the Georgia Dome to watch Clemson take on LSU in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl, bowl organizers have more than a great match-up and high attendance numbers to celebrate. Launched as the Peach Bowl in 1968, the game was intended to serve as a fundraiser for the […]
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