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Just before tipoff against Wichita State, Kevin Ware headed for the Louisville bench. He told CBS earlier that, if Louisville wins tonight and on Monday night, he’ll find a way to help his teammates cut down the nets — broken leg, crutches and all.

“I’ll be climbing on that ladder,” he said (via CBS). “My leg’s going to be broke, but I’ll be celebrating.”


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Kevin Ware has ringside seat next to the raised court. (David J. Phillip / AP)

Ware’s teammates pay their own tribute to him:


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