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U of L to hold celebration for basketball teams at KFC Yum! Center

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – WDRB will have live coverage starting at 4 p.m. when the University of Louisville Athletic Department will stage a celebration event on Wednesday, April 10, for its men's and women's basketball teams at the KFC Yum! Center at 5 p.m., according to a news release.

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.

U of L season ticket holders will have the opportunity to pick up free tickets to the event from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Athletic Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Season ticket holders should bring their Cardinal Athletic Fund number, which they will receive in an email Tuesday night.

After 2 p.m., based on availability, remaining seats may be picked up on a first come, first served basis at the KFC Yum! Center box office.

The Louisville's men's basketball team won its third NCAA national championship in school history on Monday, defeating Michigan 82-76 on Monday in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Luke Hancock tied a season high with 22 points, knocking down five 3-pointers, and was the recipient of the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award. Peyton Siva had 18 points, and Chane Behanan totaled a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Louisville out-rebounded Michigan, 32-27, and the Cardinals grabbed 15 offensive rebounds.

The U of L women's team lost to Connecticut Tuesday night in the NCAA national championship in New Orleans. It was the team's first national title game since 2009.

Before losing to UConn, the Lady Cards knocked out nationally ranked Baylor, Tennessee and Cal.

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