Louisville Greatest Plays Coasters
2013 Big East Conf. Championship vs. Syracuse - Ware alley-oop
2005 NCAA Elite Eight vs. West Virginia - Sealing the comeback
1986 NCAA Championship vs. Duke - Second championship
1980 NCAA Championship vs. UCLA - First championship
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2013 Big East Conf. Championship
#4 Louisville vs. #19 Syracuse
78 - 61
March 16, 2013
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
As part of a 39-14 run to close the game, Peyton Siva found an air-walking Kevin Ware for a back-door alley-oop to give Louisville an insurmountable advantage over Syracuse in the Big East Conference Tournament Championship. Louisville won the Big East Regular Season Title, Big East Tournament Title and the NCAA National Championship for the school’s 3rd time and Ware proved to be a major inspiration after he suffered a compound fracture during Elite 8.
2005 NCAA Elite Eight
Sealing the comeback
#4 Louisville vs. #7 West Virginia
93 - 85
March 26, 2005
The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Playing without superstar Francisco Garcia, who had fouled out earlier in the contest, Louisville stormed back late in the 2nd half of the Elite Eight game against West Virginia to cut the lead to 2-pts. Larry O’Bannon tied the game to send it to overtime, laying the ball in with 39 seconds remaining. In overtime, Louisville used their 2nd half momentum to finish off West Virginia and claim the school's 8th trip to the Final Four.
1986 NCAA Championship
#2 Louisville vs. #1 Duke
72 - 69
March 31, 1986
Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
With 11 seconds left on the shot clock and 43 seconds left in the game, Pervis Ellison calmly collected an offensive rebound and scoring on a put-back. The basket gave Louisville a 3-pt lead over Duke and allowed Louisville to hold on to win the school’s 2nd National Championship.
1980 NCAA Championship
#2 Louisville vs. #8 UCLA
59 - 54
March 24, 1980
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
Darrell Griffith scored the final points of his collegiate career and capped a 6-0 Louisville run with his transition jumpshot over UCLA. The basket gave Louisville a 58-56 lead in the 1980 National Championship. Louisville never looked back, and held on to win the first National Title in school history.