I'm not one to complain about college basketball, but I'm kind of glad that this season is officially over. That's not saying that I didn't enjoy it, just that it seemed to drag on forever.
Last night's game was very exciting, as every one of you should know, and I thought that it was the best way for the NCAA Tournament to end: with free throws being a deciding factor for the Memphis Tigers.
Now onto the top performers from the game.
Mario Chalmers, Kansas
When you think of Chalmer you may think of that last three-point shot he took with just 2.1 seconds left to force the game into overtime. Just like Christian Laettner, his professional career might be forgotten due to this clutch shot.
Who cares? It was worth it. Chalmers went 40 minutes and scored 18 points. He had three rebounds and three assists, and went a perfect six for six from the free-throw line.
Derrick Rose, Memphis
Despite losing, Rose had arguably the best overall performance of the night. He completely took over the game in the second half, giving the Tigers a nine-point lead with 2:12 left in the game.
Rose scored 14 of his 16 points during one stretch in the second half, and had eight assists, and six rebounds to round out his performance.
Darrell Arthur, Kansas
Although most of Arthur's point came off dunks and easy layups, he was still a dominating factor in this game. He helped shut down the Tigers in overtime, and during the regulation period of the game.
Arthur scored 20 points, had 10 rebounds, and one assist in the win.
Robert Dozier, Memphis
Dozier, in a losing effort, had a double-double on Monday night. He scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds, in addition to three assists. He only went four for eleven from the field, but had a strong game.
Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis
Brandon Rush, Kansas
Sherron Collins, Kansas
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