We could ramble into infinity debating the top 10 performances in NCAA Final Four history—a category that spans 74 seasons of broad-ranging triumph.
We could argue individual achievement over team excellence. We could agitate about where single-frame moments like Lorenzo Charles' 1983 putback slam belong alongside 40-minute showstoppers like Carmelo Anthony's 2003. We could dissect the word "performance" until it lost all lucid meaning.
But it's best not to think too deeply on matters like this.
The performances you never forget are just that—the ones that materialize without labored contemplation; the ones that seem as reflexively bound to the phrase "Final Four" as "apple" is to "red" or "sky" to "blue."
If you've watched even a minute of tournament basketball in your life, you have those memories. Perhaps they're colored by your partisanship or your age, but make no apologies. They're your memories. They matter to you.
Here, for your reading and commenting pleasure, are ours.