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Final Four set as Louisville overcomes
Ware injury to beat Duke 85-63

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:smcchk, 3/31/2013 10:15:50 PM

ATLANTA – A new group of Fab Wolverines vs. the stingiest zone defense in college basketball. After a weekend of blowouts and another upset, the Final Four is set. Top overall seed Louisville will face Wichita State at the Georgia Dome next Saturday, while Michigan takes on Syracuse in the other national semifinal. The winners advance to the April 8 championship. On Sunday, the Cardinals drew inspiration from a gruesome injury to guard Kevin Ware and cruised past Duke 85-63 in the Midwest Regional. Michigan led from the opening tip, routing Florida 79-59 in the South.

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It´s hard to see young athletes get injured badly, especially like that!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KingBubo, 3/31/2013 10:30:05 PM     (No. 9253082)

Bad basketball, but very exciting

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/31/2013 10:46:25 PM     (No. 9253092)

Louisville for the championship?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/31/2013 10:52:02 PM     (No. 9253095)

These boys spend their lives jumping and landing. He had a weakness of some sort. He jumped, he landed. The bones broke so badly they protruded through the skin.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: frede, 3/31/2013 10:57:14 PM     (No. 9253099)

This is not a sports site. Take your comments elsewere

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hazymac, 3/31/2013 11:00:57 PM     (No. 9253100)

Joe Theismann again, just when I was about to forget that nasty visual. Ware leaped high, landed on one foot, and we saw his leg below the knee break into a gnarly ninety degree angle and an open (compound) fracture. Ugh. Since there are in the lower leg arteries and veins circulating blood to and from the feet, a break that extreme has a risk of cutting those blood vessels in two, which would be life threatening. If Ware´s bones are that brittle, his basketball career is finished.

Congratulations to Louisville. They beat Duke like a rented mule today.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 3/31/2013 11:02:29 PM     (No. 9253101)

Big East RULES!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/31/2013 11:13:11 PM     (No. 9253109)

(Past someone´s bedtime.)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 3/31/2013 11:31:29 PM     (No. 9253119)

Although Ware´s landing was somewhat awkward, the impact did not appear nearly traumatic enough to cause such a devastating injury. Pehaps an existing wear and tear injury, or condition contributed to this awful break.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wildcat1, 3/31/2013 11:35:59 PM     (No. 9253123)

I´m a Kansas State fan/grad, but we live near Wichita. Go Shockers, you have already shocked the BB world.

Good to see ku go down after that cheap shot on Friday night.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 3/31/2013 11:42:10 PM     (No. 9253128)

I saw the same thing in ´77. Arizona State had a great young forward named Johnny Nash. Tall, skinny and an incredible leaper. He came down awkward in an exhibition game before his Soph season and broke two lower leg bones which resulted in a very grotesque injury. He was told he´d never play again, but he did. Even was drafted by the NBA. Hopefully this young man will be able to fully recover.

Louisville is an exceptional team, great speed. It´s going to be a colorful championship game, the Cardinal vs. the Orangemen.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LComStaff, 4/1/2013 1:31:36 AM     (No. 9253174)

No. 4. The staff makes editorial judgements, not the readers. Carry on, all. This is most certainly news. GO MICHIGAN!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 4/1/2013 1:45:11 AM     (No. 9253177)

While I´m sorry as all get out to see Ware get hurt, especially in such a manner as he did, Louisville shouldn´t have even been playing this game. Oregon should have played Duke for the remaining spot in the Final Four but their game with L´Ville was so poorly called that it was as though the Cardinals had three extra players on the floor. I don´t even have a dog in that fight and I was yelling at my TV screen at the poor calls!!!

I hope the Shockers have a game plan to counteract the obvious sympathy calls that are going to go against them next Saturday. I don´t give them a snowflake´s chance otherwise.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 4/1/2013 3:38:37 AM     (No. 9253188)

"Win the game. Win the game"!

And prayers for Ware...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 4/1/2013 10:09:18 AM     (No. 9253490)

From another article:

Dr. Reed Estes, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and team physician for the UAB football team, said basketball players are prone to stress fractures in the tibia, the larger of the two leg bones, and that can weaken them.

"If these are not detected they can result in a full fracture, particularly if the landing mechanics are just right" after a jump, Estes said.


http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/breakingnews/ci_22911958/louisvilles-ware-leaves-right-leg-injury

Dr. went on to say that surgery to stabilize is usually a success and Ware will probably be able to play next year.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: bullhead, 4/1/2013 11:20:10 AM     (No. 9253650)

Concur with #12.
It seems that the way college basketball is now played, the refs are making more bad calls, and I don´t necessarily blame them. Rule changes are in order to put restrictions on the defensive players.
At present, defensive players can drape over the offensive player with no foul called.
Basketball should be a game of finesse, not collisions.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/1/2013 11:55:04 AM     (No. 9253724)

Re #15, Ware was not the victim of a collision. He was off near the sideline when he jumped and landed badly, all by himself. But we noticed that the Louisville players ran and threw themselves at their opponents. Many times both players ended up on the floor. Ugly.

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