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Tigers on short list of title contenders

Originally Published: March 21, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY -- Memphis knew in December during rigorous practices that it could win the national title, and then cemented it with wins at Tennessee and Gonzaga midway through the season.

Now we know.

If you watched Memphis struggle to win its first-round game against Cal State Northridge here Thursday, you never would have guessed that this No. 2 seed would have a shot. If it weren't for seldom-producing reserve Roburt Sallie, who bailed out Memphis with a remarkable 10 3-pointers ...

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