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2013 NCAA Basketball Tournaments

  1. Louisville's NCAA parties turn rowdy


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fans poured into the streets to celebrate Louisville's NCAA championship win over Michigan, throwing all-night parties that became so raucous police in riot gear used pepper spray to break them up.

    Cardinals players celebrate on the court in Atlanta. Back home, all-night parties eventually bring out police with riot gear and pepper spray.
  2. Louisville tops Michigan for NCAA title


    ATLANTA — Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most.

  3. NCAA title adds to Pitino's great run


    ATLANTA — In the charmed, heaven-blessed life of Rick Pitino, it is raining lottery tickets.

    Coach Rick Pitino celebrates after Louisville rallies past Michigan in the title game.
  4. Lots of exposure for Louisville's Smith


    ATLANTA — Russ Smith has a reputation for being a little, shall we say, out there. He has never met a shot he didn't like, and his antics drove coach Rick Pitino to distraction his first year at Louisville.

  5. Louisville's Smith figuring it out at NCAA



    There are times when he is driving, twisting, whirling, that you think Russ Smith is going one-on-one against the world. It is in those moments of great energy, when Smith seems to see nothing but the rim, no defenders, no teammates, no crowd, that he seems determined to win games all by himself.

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino has gone through some difficult times teaching Russ Smith the value of unselfish play.

    NCAA March Madness

    From the First Four to the Final Four, look back through some of the most memorable moments in and around this year's NCAA tournament games.