Louisville - West Virginia Post Game Notes


Larry O'Bannon - Most Valuable Player
Patrick Beilein (WVU)
Taquan Dean (UofL)
Francisco Garcia (UofL)
Kevin Pittsnogle (WVU)

  • This will be Louisville's eighth Final Four appearance and first since 1986.

  • UL win equals the team's most wins in a season (33), matching the 1980 national champion squad which boasted a 33-3 mark.

  • UL has won 22 of their last 23 and 13 straight, the nation's longest active streak.

  • The last No. 4 seed to advance to the Final Four was Ohio State in 1999.

  • UL is 32-6 when they are the higher seed.

  • UL's Francisco Garcia scored 13 points, 10 below his NCAA Tournament average of 23.7.

  • Larry O'Bannon (24 pts.) and Taquan Dean (23) set personal NCAA Tournament highs. Dean moved into a tie for eighth all-time in NCAA Tournament play with 17 3FGA.

  • Ten of West Virginia's 13 field goals in the first half were three-pointers, including five of the team's first six baskets.

  • Louisville's 13-point halftime deficit was its largest of the season. The largest halftime deficit overcome by the Cardinals this season prior to today's game was 11 points against Cincinnati 1/15.

  • West Virginia hit just one field goal in overtime (1-for-7) and was 6-for-8 from the free-throw line.

  • West Virginia broke a team single-game record for 3FGM (18, previous record was 14 vs. St. John's 2/11/04).

  • WVU hit a season-high 18 3FG for a season-high 66.7 percent.

  • WVU tied with 12 others for OT games in the NCAA Tournament with two.

  • Combined, WVU and Louisville set an NCAA Tournament record for 3FGM by two teams (29, previous record was 24 by Loyola Marymount and UNLV 3/25/90 in the regional final).

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