Wolverines preparing for full array of Louisville defenses

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Pitino encouraged John Beilein not to waste much practice time Saturday trying to solve Louisville's pressure defense. The Michigan coach knows better. After 39 seasons on college sidelines as a head coach and four head-to-head matchups with Pitino, Beilien understands his team must be ready for anything and everything in Sunday's second-round game at Indianapolis. "He's the hardest coach that I've ever had to prepare for," Beilein said.

No. 8 Tar Heels top No. 7 Cardinals 74-63, stretch ACC lead

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- No. 8 North Carolina kept hitting the glass, making its free throws and hitting its outside shots. The Tar Heels played tough enough, too, to push their way past No. 7 Louisville's physical defense and strengthen their grip on the Atlantic Coast Conference lead.