Just like that, the Madness has already been put back into March. The college basketball world hadn’t even begun talking about Matt Howard’s buzzer-beater before the first contender had fallen. After a shocker on Thursday afternoon, Rick Pitino and his Louisville squad are going home. The Morehead State Eagles live to play another day.
No. 13 seed Morehead State defeated No. 4 seed Louisville by a score of 62-61 on a last second three-pointer to pull off the first major upset of 2011. After the game, Eagles coach Donie Tyndall told reporters he knew the ball would be going to senior guard Demonte Harper if his team was within one or two points.
Despite previously going 0-for-5 from beyond the arc, Harper delivered in a huge way. He banged down what ended up being the game-winning shot to send the Cardinals packing. Louisville was believed to be an Elite 8 contender at the very least, and a Final Four candidate by many.
The real challenge for Morehead State now will be coming down from their high, as they await the winner of Vanderbilt and Richmond.
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