It was only fitting the University of Louisville honored its 1986 national title team on this day.
The Cardinals beat Duke 71-64 during the game the '86 team was honored at halftime. It was 30 years ago that the Cardinals tagged Duke with a 72-69 loss in the championship game in Dallas.
Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum and guard Milt Wagner spoke to the crowd at the Yum Center.
"It doesn't seem like it's been 30 years," Wagner said.
Added Crum: "I had a coach tell me the best team didn't win; I told him the best team on that night won."