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The Louisville Cardinals advanced Saturday evening to the NCAA Tournament championship game, but not before getting a scare from the Wichita State Shockers.

The overall No. 1-seeded Cardinals trailed by a point at halftime and through most of the second half to the No. 9 seed Shockers, but managed to come back as the game closed.

The Cardinals won 72-68.

Russ Smith led UofL with 21 points.

They’ll play Michigan on Monday night in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for the national championship.

It’s the Cardinals first appearance in the title game since 1986.