NCAA Tournament: All-Elite Eight Team

Andrew KneelandSenior Writer IMarch 30, 2008

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So much for the slipper. The clock struck midnight for the Davidson Wildcats, and it certainly wasn't because of a lack of fan support. It seemed that everyone who wasn't a Kansas fan was cheering for the 10-seeded boys in red to upset the mighty Jayhawks.

They almost did.

I'm not here to recap that game, the Memphis blowout, or the other two games on Saturday. My goal is to highlight the best performances of the Elite Eight round.



Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis 

Who says Memphis can't make its free-throws? As a team, Memphis drained 23 out of its 28 free-throw attempts. Douglas-Roberts netted 14 out of the 17 times he stepped up to the charity stripe.

Douglas-Roberts also scored an additional 11 points, raising his scoring tally to 25. He also dished out three assists and grabbed three rebounds.


Derrick Rose, Memphis

How many times has a player had a triple-double in the NCAA Tournament? Not many, but this phenom freshman came awfully close on Sunday.

He scored 21 points, had nine assists, and snagged six rebounds. He also made his free-throws, nailing seven out of eight.

He went seven of 10 from the field as he tried to convince the NBA scouts that he should be the first overall pick in the upcoming draft.



Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina 

Going under the radar in the top performances this weekend was Psycho-T. He scored 28 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and even had two steals in his Tar Heels’ victory over Louisville on Saturday.

Hansbrough also took the game into his own hands late in the game, as he went on a massive scoring run. His team needed it, and he delivered in the clutch.


Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, UCLA 

It wasn't all Love and Collison in the Bruins’ victory over Xavier on Saturday. Mbah A Moute also showed up and presented a fine performance.

He scored 13 points, had 13 rebounds, had three assists, and three steals.



Kevin Love, UCLA

In his third straight appearance in this top performance series, Love put up another great game this weekend. He scored 19 points, had 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks.

He went two for four from behind the arc as he and his Bruins beat the Xavier Muskateers by 19.


Honorable Mentions 

Russell Westbrook

Darren Collison

Ty Lawson 

Stephen Curry

Brandon Rush

Joey Dorsey

Jerry Smith

Terrence Williams

Mario Chalmers