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After losing in the past two Elite Eights, Memphis broke through in 2008.
They had their doubters, but the Memphis Tigers delivered the knockout punch to Texas early in the regional final. And the Tigers earned their first Final Four berth since 1985. Tim Griffin

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Katz: Four unique stories shape Final Four
In the end, the committee got it right. As four No. 1 seeds head to San Antonio, each has a unique story with so much at stake, writes Andy Katz.
Griffin: Memphis' athletes overwhelm Texas
It only took a few minutes of play before Memphis realized that Texas couldn't hang with the Tigers' athletes, writes Tim Griffin.
Griffin: Point guard matchup highlights Memphis-Texas
Derrick Rose and D.J. Augustin have met before. But unlike last summer's camp duel, this one is for the right to play in the Final Four, writes Tim Griffin.
Griffin: Memphis dishes out big 'I told you so'
John Calipari tried to paint Memphis as the underdog. After the Tigers' first-half clinic against Michigan State, nobody is buying it, writes Tim Griffin.
Griffin: Memphis, Texas win in spite of free-throw woes
Free-throw shooting nearly cost Memphis and Texas in the second round. Both teams hope their struggles don't cost them down the road, writes Tim Griffin.
Forde: CDR's unique game stands alone
Chris Douglas-Roberts' unorthodox game was honed in his hometown of Detroit. It's certainly old-school and has worked wonders for Memphis, writes Pat Forde.
Forde: D.J.: All-American, mama's boy, Katrina survivor
Texas star D.J. Augustin will be playing Stanford on Friday in Houston, where his parents relocated after Hurricane Katrina. Keeping the family close is the norm in the Augustin household, writes Pat Forde.
Wojciechowski: Johnson nearly costs Stanford
Trent Johnson nearly ended Stanford's season early after a mindless ejection had him watching a great game from the locker room, writes Gene Wojciechowski.
Miller: Twin Towers can't be stopped
It is hard to avoid the 14 feet of Lopez twins when you play Stanford. Just ask Marquette, which had the Twin Towers on the ropes but couldn't stop Brook in overtime, writes Ted Miller.
Forde: Wish I were there ...
Tampa gets four double-digit March Madness upsets. North Little Rock gets crickets chirping and nine whopping lead changes in four games. Welcome to the world of Pat Forde. It's the luck of the draw, and he's on the anti-Tampa side of it this weekend.
Wojciechowski: UK's Big Blue season
Billy Gillispie's honeymoon ended his second game in Big Blue country. Kentucky recovered and made its record 49th NCAA tournament, but the roller coaster of a season ended earlier than usual, writes Gene Wojciechowski.
Griffin: Kansas tightens D to capture Big 12 title
The Big 12 tournament final was a shooting gallery in the first half, but then Kansas turned up the defense on its way to landing a No. 1 seed, writes Tim Griffin.
Low: Memphis in a league of its own
Rolling through the Conference USA tournament didn't help dispel the "yeah buts," but Memphis doesn't mind, knowing what it's capable of come April, writes Chris Low.
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