words // Brandon Richard
Yesterday, the Louisville Cardinals and Michigan Wolverines set up the first all-adidas NCAA National Championship Game since 2008 after winning their respective Final Four matchups in Atlanta.
After trailing most of the game, Louisville stormed back in the second half, erasing a 12-point deficit and outscoring Wichita State by 16 points in the final 13 minutes to advance with a 72-68 victory. Sharpshooter Luke Hancock sparked the rally, dropping 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 3-of-5 from downtown.
On the other side, it was Michigan that jumped out to an early lead, holding a 36-25 advantage over the Syracuse Orange at halftime. Boeheim's boys made a valiant effort in the final frame, but the Wolverines made enough plays to hold on for 61-56 win. Mitch McGary's 10 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists led the way.
Read on for a look at all the kicks that hit the Georgia Dome court yesterday. The National Championship tips off tomorrow at 9:23 p.m. EST on CBS.
Louisville Cardinals - adidas Basketball
Chane Behanan - adidas Rose 3.5 'Home'
Peyton Silva - adidas Crazyquick
Montrezi Harrell - adidas Crazyquick
Gorgui Dieng - adidas Rose 773
Tim Henderson - adidas Crazyquick
Luke Hancock - adidas Rose 3.5 'Home'
Russ Smith - adidas Rose 3.5 'Away'
Wayne Blackshear - adidas Rose 3.5 'Away'
Stephan Van Treese - adidas Crazyquick
Kevin Ware - adidas Adipure Trainer 360
Wichita State Shockers - Nike Basketball / Jordan Brand
Carl Hall - Nike Kobe 8 System "Sulfur"
Cleanthony Early - Air Jordan Retro 13 "Playoffs"
Fred VanVleet - Nike Kobe 8 System "Sulfur"
Tekele Cotton - Nike Air Max CB34
Ron Baker - Nike Kobe 8 System "Sulfur"
Demetric Williams - Nike Kobe 8 System
Malcolm Armstead - Air Jordan Retro 11 Low White/Red
Michigan Wolverines - adidas Basketball
Mitch McGary - adidas Crazy Fast
Caris Levert - adidas Crazyquick
Jordan Morgan - adidas Crazyquick
Glenn Robinson - adidas Crazy Fast
Nik Stauskas - adidas Crazy Fast
Jon Horford - adidas Rose 773
Spike Albrecht - adidas Rose 773
Tim Hardaway Jr - adidas adizero Crazy Light Low
Trey Burke - adidas Crazyquick
Syracuse Orange - Nike Basketball
Brandon Triche - Jordan CP3.VI
Rakeem Christmas - Nike KD V iD
James Southerland - Nike Lunar Hyperdunk Low
CJ Fair - Nike Lunar Hyperdunk
Michael Carter-Williams - Nike Lunar Hypergamer Low
Jerami Grant - Nike Kobe 8 System BHM
Baye Keita - Jordan Melo M9 "Syracuse"
Trevor Cooney - Jordan CP3.VI "Nitro Pack"