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Louisville vs. Wichita State LIVE UPDATES: Final Four Game 1

Apr 06, 2013 | Updated Apr 06, 2013

Will the clock strike midnight for the No. 9 Wichita State Shockers?

Louisville, the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, will look to end Wichita State's surprising run in the opening Final Four game on Saturday night.

"This is not Cinderella. Florida Gulf Coast is a Cinderella. These guys are a very good basketball team," Pitino said earlier this week, via Howie Lindsey of cardinalsports.com.

The Cardinals cruised past their first two opponents to reach the Sweet 16. No. 12 Oregon and No. 2 Duke proved to be worthy adversaries in the regional semifinals and finals, respectively, but Louisville was still able to win both by a combined margin of 30 points. Louisville must now face Wichita State without guard Kevin Ware, who suffered a gruesome leg fracture against the Blue Devils.

Shockers coach Gregg Marshall has his team playing angry, upsetting No. 8 Pittsburgh in the second round, No. 1 Gonzaga in the third and No. 2 Ohio State in the Elite Eight.

Will the Shockers be able to pull off another upset and reach the national championship game? Or will Rick Pitino take one step closer to becoming the first coach ever to win a national title with two different schools?

Scroll down for live updates!

04/06/2013 11:41 PM EDT

@ rushthecourt :

Michigan has the nation's best offense; Louisville the nation's best defense. It'll be a deserving Monday night championship bout.

04/06/2013 11:39 PM EDT

@ ESPNDanaOneil :

Trevor Cooney?

04/06/2013 11:39 PM EDT

@ ESPNAndyKatz :

Wow. What a night. Two thrilling games. Michigan vs. Louisville for title. Big Ten gets a shot to win a title. Should be a good one.

04/06/2013 11:38 PM EDT

@ SIPeteThamel :

John Beilein is 1-9 against Jim Boeheim. Pretty good time to get that one. Louisville vs. Michigan in the final. Great game Monday.

04/06/2013 11:38 PM EDT

@ MedcalfByESPN :

People are throwing things at the Georgia Dome. ... NCAA: Never give college basketball fans 50,000 seat cushions, OK? They will be thrown.

04/06/2013 11:38 PM EDT

@ AdamZagoria :

Michigan is back in the NCAA Championship game after a 20-year drought...and Syracuse is off to the ACC

04/06/2013 11:37 PM EDT

@ GoodmanCBS :

Michigan vs. Louisville for the national title game. Perfect.

04/06/2013 11:37 PM EDT

15.7 Seconds

Cooney forced up a wild shot and missed. Michigan turned it into an EASY fast break and Morgan threw down a two-handed dunk. MICHIGAN WINS 61-56.

04/06/2013 11:35 PM EDT

@ JonRothstein :

Southerland time.

04/06/2013 11:34 PM EDT

Free Throws

Morgan went 1/2 from the free throw line. 17.9 seconds left. Michigan leads by THREE. Syracuse calls timeout.

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