Slideshow: March Madness comes to Phoenix


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Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng, and Russ Smith share an embrace during the national anthem before Thursday's game against Michigan State. (Photo by Aaron Lavinsky)

This past weekend, Phoenix got a taste of March Madness as US Airways Center hosted the NCAA West Regional.

After defeating the No. 1-seed Michigan State Spartans 57-44, the Louisville Cardinals stunned the University of Florida Gators on Saturday with a thrilling comeback late in the second half to win 72-68. The Louisville Cardinals will head to New Orleans this upcoming weekend for the Final Four round to face off against the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks.