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o-LOUISVILLE-MICHIGAN-facebookAfter a pair of Final Four semifinals that were decided in the final minutes, the championship matchup is set.

Louisville, the No. 1 overall seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, will face fourth-seeded Michigan on Monday evening in the Georgia Dome.

In the opening semifinal on Saturday, Louisville rallied past No. 9 Wichita State to reach the championship game. Rick Pitino’s Cardinals trailed at the half and fell behind by a dozen in the second 20-minute session before surging into the lead. Not surprisingly, Louisville’s relentless defense was a key factor in its second half surge. The Cardinals held on for a 72-68 win.

Michigan faced another Big East team known for its defense in the second semifinal, edging Syracuse 61-56. Freshman forward Mitch McGary continued his dominant tournament performance and the young Wolverines solved the Orange’s vaunted 2-3 zone defense.

Who do you think will win the national championship game?

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