But Ware stayed upbeat and only asked for his teammates to do one thing: Win. Louisville did just that. On Monday night, Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 to win the NCAA championship. Ware, on crutches and his leg in a cast, got to cut down the net:
It’s amazing how Ware never tried to make the injury all about him. He was able to keep the focus on the team — and even with his bone sticking six inches out of his skin — he never let it become a distraction.
While Ware wasn’t able to play in the Final Four, there’s no doubt that he was a big part of the 2013 Louisville championship team.