Kevin Ware is a student athlete at Louisville University. He is on the mens basketball squad. Louisville made it all the way to the elite eight in the national tournament, and was facing Duke to advance to the final four. Louisville was doing good keeping the lead. Then Duke’s guard, Tyler Thorton shot a three, and Kevin Ware flew in the air contesting the shot. Tyler hit the shot and got back on defense like a normal play. Kevin Ware landed on his knee wrong, and pounded the bone through his skin. The crowd stopped cheering, and all of his teammates busted into tears, and all you heard from Ware was, “Win the game! Win the game!”

After Ware was taken out of the gym, Louisville didn’t stop playing. They worked even harder, and finished the game beating Duke 85-63. Louisville advanced to the final four where they play Wichita State. In the game Louisville wore shirts stating all in for #5, and rise to the occasion dedicated to Kevin Ware. Louisville beat Wichita state 72-68 advancing to the national championship. Louisville faced Michigan in the national championship. Michigan had the lead most of the game, but Hancock from Louisville hit four threes back to back bringing the Cardinals back into the game. Louisville ended up winning against Michigan all for Ware. Kevin Ware got to cut down the net, and the Louisville Cardinals were crowned national champions.

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