When his team fell behind in both the national championship game and the national semifinal, Louisville coach Rick Pitino never seemed to flinch. After the Cardinals outlasted Michigan to win the national title, however, Pitino flinched ... big time.

Moments after the final buzzer sounded on Louisville's 82-76 win, Pitino was caught off guard by the explosion of a confetti cannon and ducked for cover. Once he realized that the Georgia Dome was not coming down around him, he stood up straight and greeted Michigan coach John Beilein.

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  • Louisville guard Kevin Ware, left, and Louisville guard Peyton Siva (3) embrace after Louisville defeated Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Louisville basketball players react after defeating Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville basketball players react after defeating Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) reacts after defeating Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game, Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville players embrace after defeating Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and Louisville guard Peyton Siva (3) reacts after Louisville defeated Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) and Louisville head coach Rick Pitino react after defeating Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville guard/forward Luke Hancock (11) embraces Louisville guard Russ Smith (2) after defeating Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) reacts after defeating Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) reacts after defeating Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) reacts after defeating Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville guard/forward Luke Hancock (11) reacts after Louisville defeated Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • The Louisville teams jumps on the bench against the Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) reacts after defeating Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville guard/forward Luke Hancock (11) reacts to defeating Michigan after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) and Michigan guard Caris LeVert (23) defend during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) and Michigan guard Caris LeVert (23) defend during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) leaves the court during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Louisville, Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) falls to the floor chasing a loose ball against the Louisville during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) vies for a ball against Michigan guard Caris LeVert (23) and Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game, Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) falls over Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) falls over Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) falls over Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) falls over Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots over Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots over Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Louisville guard/forward Luke Hancock (11) reacts after hitting a 3-point shot against Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) shoots over Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) watches play against the Louisville during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Louisville guard/forward Luke Hancock (11) moves the ball as Michigan guard Spike Albrecht (2) looks on during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) comes down with a rebound against the Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) shoots over Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) and Michigan forward Jordan Morgan (52) vie for a loose ball during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots over Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Louisville guard Peyton Siva (3) hits the floor against Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots over Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) dunks the ball over Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) speaks as Louisville guard Russ Smith (2) looks on during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Louisville guard Peyton Siva (3) takes the ball as Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) looks on during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Louisville guard Peyton Siva (3) falls with the ball as Michigan guard Spike Albrecht (2) looks on during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) dunks the ball over Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan forward Jordan Morgan (52) falls to the court against Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell, top left, and Louisville guard/forward Luke Hancock (11) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell (24) dunks against Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan forward Jordan Morgan (52) falls to the court against Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell, top left, and Louisville guard/forward Luke Hancock (11) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan head coach John Beilein walks the court during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Louisville, Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan head coach John Beilein calls a play against the Louisville during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) grabs a rebound as Michigan forward Jon Horford (15) looks on during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Louisville guard Peyton Siva (3) heads to the hoop against Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) loses the ball against Louisville's Luke Hancock (11) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots against Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) loses the ball as Louisville guard Peyton Siva (3) looks on right during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)