Louisville, Michigan Advance to NCAA Tournament Regional Finals

The University of Michigan and University of Louisville advanced to the regional finals at the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball men’s tournament.

The Wolverines beat Kansas 87-85 in overtime at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, behind 23 points from guard Trey Burke, who forced overtime with a three-point shot with 4.2 seconds remaining in regulation. Michigan never led in the second half and outscored Kansas 11-9 in the extra frame.

Michigan advances to the South regional final on March 31 in Arlington to face the winner of tonight’s game between Florida and Florida Gulf Coast.

Lousiville guard Russ Smith scored a game-high 31 points as the Cardinals, the top overall seed in the tournament, beat Oregon 77-69 for their 13th consecutive win. Louisville will play the winner of Michigan State and Duke in the Midwest regional final in Indianapolis.

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