McConnell added that it was a "little odd" watching basketball in a football stadium. The game was played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, before more than 70,000 people.

McConnell guessed that many in attendance probably had trouble seeing the players, but he said, "We were a little closer to the floor and it was a wonderful experience."

Louisville trailed Michigan by one point at the half, but ended up winning the close game by 6 points, 82-76.

McConnell spoke after Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDems search for winning playbook Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response The Memo: Immigration battle tests activists’ muscle MORE (D-Nev.) congratulated him, and deferred to McConnell's expertise in the final matchup. "I'm not getting into the politics of sports and Kentucky because I don't understand them," Reid said.

"Let me just say to him and to the entire University of Louisville, my undergraduate alma matter, well done, you've really made our state proud," McConnell concluded.

McConnell could have more to be proud of tomorrow, as the women's team from Louisville plays the University of Connecticut in the championship game. In that game, however, Connecticut is heavily favored.