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2013 MOP Luke Hancock Responds To Louisville Vacating Its National Title

Louisville's championship banner for the 2013 national title.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 09: The 2013 NCAA National Championship banner is unvieled before the Louisville Cardinals game against the College of Charleston Cougars at KFC YUM! Center on November 9, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Luke Hancock played a major role in Louisville's 2013 title run that technically never happened.

Hancock knocked down 5-of-5 three-pointers and hit seven free throws in the national championship game over Michigan. He added 20 points in the semifinal win over Wichita State.

The NCAA says all of that technically never occurred, as Louisville will be forced to vacate all of its wins from 2011-12 through 2014-15.

Of course, vacating wins is an objectively dumb penalty. Louisville fans will hear smack talk because of the sanctions, but that's really it.

As for Hancock, he had a pretty humorous take on the matter earlier today.

"Was really hoping Fergie took all the negative news today," he tweeted,

In case you don't get that reference, it is talking about Fergie's poor rendition of the national anthem before Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game.

Louisville did kind of take Fergie out of the headlines, just not in the way they'd hope.

As for Hancock, he's an NCAA Tournament legend and a beloved figure among Cardinals fans. That isn't changing any time soon.