One of the nicest moments of the NCAA Tournament was when Kevin Ware cut down the nets following Louisville’s 82-76 win over Michigan in the national championship game Monday.
A plan was in place for Ware to partake in the tradition of cutting down the nets if his school won the title game. With a handful of strands remaining, the basket was lowered so Ware, on crutches following his gruesome broken leg injury, could cut down the net.
Ware became an inspirational figure during Louisville’s championship run after getting hurt in the regional finals against Duke. Despite having a bone sticking out of his leg, Ware told his teammates that day, “Don’t worry about me. I’ll be OK. Go win this thing.”
They not only own that game, but they took home the entire tournament.