— Louisville's Rick Pitino became the first coach to earn national titles at two schools. He led Kentucky to the championship in 1996. It's been quite a week for Pitino. He also heard that he's among the 2013 inductees at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
— Louisville's Luke Hancock, a junior who sat out the 2011-12 season after transferring to Louisville from George Mason, made history. He's the first non-starter to be named most outstanding player in the 75 years the tournament has been played. As ESPN writes, Hancock "scored 22 points off the bench in Louisville's 82-76 victory over Michigan on Monday night. ... [He] didn't miss a 3-pointer, making all five attempts. He was money at the foul line, making 7 of 10. He didn't turn the ball over. He also scored 20 points in Saturday's semifinal victory over Wichita State, making three 3s."
— Louisville also got a superb performance from senior point guard Peyton Siva. "Going head to head with National Player of the Year Trey Burke of Michigan," reports the Louisville Courier-Journal, Siva "had 18 points (14 in the second half), six rebounds, five assists, four steals and only two turnovers as the Cardinals prevailed 82-76."
One more thing you might want to know: Louisville's Kevin Ware, who broke his leg during the tournament, got to help cut down the net after Monday night's victory.
On 'Morning Edition': David Greene and Mike Pesca talk about Louisville's win