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Louisville will play Michigan for NCAA title

Sunday - 4/7/2013, 4:30pm  ET

Louisville's Luke Hancock, left, and Louisville's Chane Behanan react to play against Wichita State during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NANCY ARMOUR
AP National Writer

ATLANTA (AP) -- Start studying, Louisville.

Michigan spoiled what would have been one heck of a going-away party for the Big East on Saturday night, beating Syracuse 61-56 to earn a spot in Monday night's championship game against top-seeded Louisville. Now the Cardinals have less than 48 hours to get ready for a team they haven't played since 1978.

"We don't have to prepare too much if we play Syracuse," Pitino, trying to become the first coach to win national titles at two different schools, said after Louisville rallied for a 72-68 victory over ninth-seeded Wichita State. "We've got a lot of preparation if we play Michigan."

Louisville (34-5), which has won 15 straight, is an early 4
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