A healthy Padgett leads Louisville's resurgence

Originally Published: February 10, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The ball wound up in David Padgett's large hands as the final seconds drained Saturday night in Freedom Hall.

Georgetown had backed off, quit fouling, acknowledged defeat. The crowd of 20,083 was screaming. Padgett was beaming.

"I wanted to hug every person in the audience," he said.

Every one of them wanted to hug Louisville's indestructible center right back. The comeback Cardinal has become emblematic of a comeback team.

Padgett ...

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