Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Super Mario Delivers Kansas a Title

Down 9 points with just over two minutes to play, the Kansas Jayhawks rallied, tying Memphis and sending the game into overtime on Mario Chalmers' 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation. In the overtime, it was all Jayhawks, as Kansas quickly opened a six-point lead and captured college basketball's national championship, 75-68, over Memphis.

Memphis, which had been dogged all season by criticism over their free-throw shooting, missed four of their last five from the line in regulation. At the most critical moments in the game, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose could not convert and the Jayhawks took advantage.

The game was the 7th overtime in finals history and Kansas' third national title.

Chalmers scored 18 points and had five steals, earning him Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors.

More in the morning...

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