ALBUQUERQUE ALL-REGION TEAM
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).