March Madness - Louisville vs Wichita State Final: 72-68 - Recap
Louisville got 21 points from Russ Smith as they ran past Wichita State 72-68 on Saturday at Georgia Dome.
Louisville did not, however, defeat Wichita State against the spread, which closed at 9.5 at most sportsbooks.
Louisville got 20 points from Luke Hancock and another 10 points from Chane Behanan. Peyton Siva contributed 3 assists, while Chane Behanan cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Wichita State got a 24-point performance from Cleanthony Early, who was supported by 13 points from Carl Hall. Malcolm Armstead had 7 assists in a losing cause for Wichita State, while Cleanthony Early grabbed 10 rebounds.
Louisville trailed at halftime, 26-25.
Wichita State had a 36-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.