Loading Villanova basketball news...

08 April 2008


Kansas wins national title

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
4/08/2008 12:20:00 AM
The Kansas Jayhawks are the national champions after defeating the Memphis Tigers tonight in overtime. Kansas overcame a 9-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation to complete one of the most dramatic comebacks in Final Four history.

On Memphis's side, it was an epic collapse. The Tigers had numerous opportunities to seal the game, but could not make free throws in crunch time. Memphis also was unable to even foul Kansas on the Jayhawks' last possession in regulation, when Kansas trailed by 3 with 10 seconds to go.

The Jayhawks' win means that Villanova has lost to the eventual national champions in three of the last four NCAA tournaments: North Carolina in the Sweet 16 in 2005, Florida in the Elite 8 in 2006, and Kansas in this year's Sweet 16.

As far as I could see, Villanova only made two appearances in this year's "One Shining Moment" highlight montage, with both clips showing the Wildcats allowing Kansas dunks via alley-oop.

Labels: ,

14 Comments:

At 4:24 AM, April 08, 2008, Anonymous Mr. X said...

Memphis would have won if they had Malcolm..

 
At 10:05 AM, April 08, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how much the Memphis collapse might help push Tyreke to the Main Line - he did say earlier that NCAA performance would affect his choice...Got my fingers crossed until 4/16/08...we could really use that bandit!

-D Winger

 
At 2:59 PM, April 08, 2008, Anonymous Memphis sucks my Rock Chalk said...

If Memphis had just got Malcolm Grant to transfer midseason and gave him minutes they would have beat Kansas. FIRE John Calipari!!! MALCOLM GRANT! MALCOLM GRANT! MALCOLM GRANT!

 
At 3:06 PM, April 08, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calipari probably contributed more to Memphis's loss than his players. I wonder if that influences Tyreke's decision?

 
At 8:53 PM, April 08, 2008, Anonymous Gregg said...

John Calipari is an excellent coach. Probably one of the best in the country. Memphis players missed the foul shots, he cant take foul shots for them. Also, all players from Memphis have an extremely low basketball IQ. Calipari is a great coach, but he can't make the decisions for them.

8 more days until Tyreke's announcement.........

 
At 9:23 PM, April 08, 2008, OpenID bosshoghazzard said...

Had Malcolm Grant been on the Memphis team, Calipari wouldhave subbed him in for Dorsey in overtime. Malcolm would have stroked 3 after 3 after 3 to take the tigers to the title.

 
At 8:12 AM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg,

How about Calipheri not calling a time out with 2+ seconds left to get a play in, or not fouling at half court when KU bringing the ball down behind by 3 points and 7 seconds left, don't even let them get a three off, make them shoot two fouls. That's a coach and team who have lost track of the game situation. THAT'S NOT A WELL COACHED TEAM.

Calipheri MAY be a good coach, but he did not show it in that game.

 
At 9:14 AM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good free throw shooting is a sign of good coaching, especially down the stretch. Think abouot it

 
At 9:14 AM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ps memphis would have won with malcolm "sencond coming" grant

 
At 10:10 AM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malcolm for Memphis coach...

 
At 11:37 AM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MALCOLM FOR PRESIDENT

 
At 1:04 PM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Gregg said...

Ok, I'm just saying that Calipari is one of the best coaches coaches in the country, and made one costly flaw. He still took Umass and Memphis to the final four, despite the fact that they were previously not even tournament teams.

 
At 1:27 PM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nova was in One Shining Moment actually 3 times. The two kansas dunks plus a brief glimpse of a tipoff in the beginning(you can see stokes back)

 
At 3:47 PM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had Malcolm Grant been on the Memphis team, Calipari would have subbed him in for Dorsey in overtime. Malcolm would have stroked 3 after 3 after 3 to take the tigers to the title.

Had Grant been on the Memphis team, there wouldn't have BEEN an overtime, because he would have won it for them in regulation ... no, actually, had Grant been on the Memphis team, Kansas would have taken one look at him in warm ups and forfeited the game before it even started.

#When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Malcolm Grant.

# Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Malcolm Grant.

# Malcolm Grant does not sleep. He waits.

# Malcolm Grant counted to infinity - twice.

# When Malcolm Grant does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.

# Malcolm Grant is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.

# Malcolm Grant can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.

# Malcolm Grant doesn’t wear a watch, HE decides what time it is.

# Malcolm Grant can slam a revolving door.

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Back to LetsGoNova.com