Cardinals' 2013 NCAA Championship team was also a leader in the classroom
Russ Smith scored 21 points and Chane Behanan had 20 in the 80-77 win.
Russ Smith scored a career-high 31 points in the win.
Neither team led by more than five points in the final 10 minutes.
Five high school, prep or junior college products will join the Cardinals in 2013
Louisville Men's Basketball v Michigan | NCAA Championship Game
Louisville vs. Michigan (AP)
The Cardinals men's basketball team finished the season as BIG East Champions
Louisville Men's Basketball v North Carolina A&T | NCAA Round 2
Louisville Men's Basketball v Florida International University | Billy Minardi Classic