ATLANTA — Louisville is moving on to the national championship game.
Russ Smith scored 21 points, Luke Hancock added 20 off the bench and the Cardinals rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to beat Wichita State 72-68.
The Cardinals move on to face either Michigan or Syracuse in Monday night’s title game. Those teams will tip off in about a half hour at the Georgia Dome.
For the Shockers, a surprising run through the NCAA tournament is over.
Injured Louisville guard watched the game from the bench, his broken leg propped in a chair. He couldn’t even watch in the closing seconds, covering his eyes with his No. 5 jersey. But he was celebrating at the buzzer.