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FINALS WATCH: Unbeaten Louisville

Sunday - 4/7/2013, 1:31pm  ET

Louisville's Gorgui Dieng shoots over Wichita State's Fred Van Vleet 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)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Louisville will be playing for its third national championship on Monday night.

The Cardinals are 2-0 in championship games, beating UCLA in 1980 and Duke in 1996. Coach Rick Pitino's team will take a 15-game winning streak into the final. It is Louisville's longest streak since the 2003-04 season.

The last team to beat the Cardinals was Notre Dame, in overtime, on Feb. 9.

But Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng said Sunday that going 3-0 will depend on how effective Louisville's press is against Michigan.

"We could not win without our pressure," Dieng said.

Louisville's come-from-behind 72-68 semifinal victory was its 34th of the season, a school record for wins.

-- Charles Odum -- http://twitter.com/@CharlesOdum

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