AP PHOTOS: Scenes from the NCAA title game

By the Associated Press | April 9, 2013 | 5:27 AM EDT

Louisville forward Chane Behanan embraces head coach Rick Pitino who gives him a pat on the back after defeating Michigan to win the NCAA Division I National Championship on Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville beat Michigan 82-76 for NCAA title. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Cardinals proved it earned its No. 1 March Madness ranking, rallying from 12 points down — with a huge 22-point game off the bench from Luke Hancock — to beat Michigan 82-76 for the NCAA title. Coach Rick Pitino, newly elected to the Hall of Fame, made history by becoming the first coach to win national titles at two schools.

Images from the game and post-game celebrations: