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April 5, 2008 | Diane Pucin and Mike Hiserman, Times Staff Writers
SAN ANTONIO -- For the record, Darren Collison is ready to experience "One Shining Moment," but otherwise doesn't want to hear it. The song has become something of an anthem to CBS' television coverage of the Final Four, and UCLA players got a chance to preview the video that goes along with it. "That gave me chills," freshman Kevin Love said. It gave Collison a burn. "The video itself was cool.
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January 1, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Reporting from Denver -- Luke Walton has learned that a coach's work is never done. Nearly a month after he left his job as a temporary assistant at the University of Memphis to rejoin the Lakers, Walton continues to coach from afar. "I get random texts from certain [players] and after a game, if I'm able to watch it, I'll send some texts out to some of the guys with some thoughts," Walton said. College basketball used to be an afterthought to Walton except during the NCAA tournament.
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April 7, 2008 | Robyn Norwood, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SAN ANTONIO -- Players and coaches at the Final Four wear white hats and black hats. They are painted in broad brush strokes. Kansas wears the white hat in tonight's NCAA title game, and Memphis wears the black. Never mind that Kansas recruited Memphis stars Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose too. Or that Kansas guard Brandon Rush went to a prep school in North Carolina, just like a handful of Memphis players. "I feel people judge us, and don't really know us," Douglas-Roberts said.
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October 10, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
It didn't take Luke Walton long to start popping up in living rooms. The Lakers forward has jumped into his temporary job as an assistant coach with the University of Memphis, making his first home visit recently to help the Tigers recruit Alex Poythress, a Kevin Durant clone who lives near Memphis and is also considering Duke, Florida, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. "I told him my story," Walton said, sharing with the recruit how he went from a solid college player at Arizona to an eight-year career with the Lakers.
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April 7, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- Maybe no one ever wanted to believe Memphis could end up as one of the great teams in NCAA history. The Memphis moons were lunar-eclipsed in this Final Four, engulfed by titans of basketball industry. UCLA, North Carolina and Kansas had combined for 17 national titles to none for the Tigers. "Three blue bloods and a blue collar," Coach John Calipari joked.
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April 8, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- The game was over, Memphis had won on a Monday, freshman Derrick Rose was going to be the star and Coach John Calipari was finally going to get his due. Cue the confetti and the CBS theme music. But then it wasn't over. In what will be remembered in Kansas lore as Mario's moon shot, Jayhawks junior guard Mario Chalmers landed a three-point basket with 2.1 seconds left to send a great NCAA championship game into overtime. "I knew it was going in when it left my hand," he said.
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April 8, 2008 | Bill Plaschke
SAN ANTONIO -- That's the thing about one shining moment. Somewhere else, there is darkness. Somewhere else, there is chill. After one shining moment carried Kansas to a breathless national championship that will live forever, somewhere else kids were crying. Somewhere else, kids were biting the bottoms of their jerseys, hiding their heads in their towels, throwing punches through the confetti. One shining moment gave Kansas a 75-68 overtime victory in the national title game Monday night.
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April 8, 2008 | Robyn Norwood, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SAN ANTONIO -- The shot was off-balance, but Mario Chalmers' aim was true. Rock, shock, Jayhawk. It wasn't over, but it might as well have been. Chalmers' desperate three-point basket with 2.1 seconds left in regulation forced Memphis to overtime Monday, and a Kansas team that outlasted some of the best this NCAA tournament had to offer won the national title, 75-68. "It'll probably be the biggest shot ever made in Kansas history," Coach Bill Self said.
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April 3, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Kevin Love grew up preparing to be a star. "As a kid, even 10, 11 years old, Kevin was the pied piper," said his father, Stan. "It's his personality. People just follow Kevin." The 19-year-old UCLA freshman center, already Pacific 10 Conference player of the year and first-team All-American, has also become a plain-speaking locker room leader unafraid to criticize veteran teammates for fouling out (Darren Collison) or not passing enough (Josh Shipp).
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August 21, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Memphis has lost every one of the 38 victories it piled up in a basketball season that ended with John Calipari's Tigers just missing out on a national title. The NCAA stripped Memphis of all its wins from 2007-08 on Thursday, saying the Tigers used an ineligible player who is believed to be NBA star Derrick Rose . The university isn't accepting the punishment, not yet. Memphis President Shirley Raines said shortly after the NCAA's announcement that the school is appealing what she called an unfair penalty.
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August 21, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Memphis has lost every one of the 38 victories it piled up in a basketball season that ended with John Calipari's Tigers just missing out on a national title. The NCAA stripped Memphis of all its wins from 2007-08 on Thursday, saying the Tigers used an ineligible player who is believed to be NBA star Derrick Rose . The university isn't accepting the punishment, not yet. Memphis President Shirley Raines said shortly after the NCAA's announcement that the school is appealing what she called an unfair penalty.
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April 8, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- The game was over, Memphis had won on a Monday, freshman Derrick Rose was going to be the star and Coach John Calipari was finally going to get his due. Cue the confetti and the CBS theme music. But then it wasn't over. In what will be remembered in Kansas lore as Mario's moon shot, Jayhawks junior guard Mario Chalmers landed a three-point basket with 2.1 seconds left to send a great NCAA championship game into overtime. "I knew it was going in when it left my hand," he said.
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April 8, 2008 | Bill Plaschke
SAN ANTONIO -- That's the thing about one shining moment. Somewhere else, there is darkness. Somewhere else, there is chill. After one shining moment carried Kansas to a breathless national championship that will live forever, somewhere else kids were crying. Somewhere else, kids were biting the bottoms of their jerseys, hiding their heads in their towels, throwing punches through the confetti. One shining moment gave Kansas a 75-68 overtime victory in the national title game Monday night.
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April 8, 2008 | Robyn Norwood, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SAN ANTONIO -- The shot was off-balance, but Mario Chalmers' aim was true. Rock, shock, Jayhawk. It wasn't over, but it might as well have been. Chalmers' desperate three-point basket with 2.1 seconds left in regulation forced Memphis to overtime Monday, and a Kansas team that outlasted some of the best this NCAA tournament had to offer won the national title, 75-68. "It'll probably be the biggest shot ever made in Kansas history," Coach Bill Self said.
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April 7, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- Maybe no one ever wanted to believe Memphis could end up as one of the great teams in NCAA history. The Memphis moons were lunar-eclipsed in this Final Four, engulfed by titans of basketball industry. UCLA, North Carolina and Kansas had combined for 17 national titles to none for the Tigers. "Three blue bloods and a blue collar," Coach John Calipari joked.
SPORTS
April 7, 2008 | Robyn Norwood, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SAN ANTONIO -- Players and coaches at the Final Four wear white hats and black hats. They are painted in broad brush strokes. Kansas wears the white hat in tonight's NCAA title game, and Memphis wears the black. Never mind that Kansas recruited Memphis stars Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose too. Or that Kansas guard Brandon Rush went to a prep school in North Carolina, just like a handful of Memphis players. "I feel people judge us, and don't really know us," Douglas-Roberts said.
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January 1, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Reporting from Denver -- Luke Walton has learned that a coach's work is never done. Nearly a month after he left his job as a temporary assistant at the University of Memphis to rejoin the Lakers, Walton continues to coach from afar. "I get random texts from certain [players] and after a game, if I'm able to watch it, I'll send some texts out to some of the guys with some thoughts," Walton said. College basketball used to be an afterthought to Walton except during the NCAA tournament.
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April 5, 2008 | Diane Pucin and Mike Hiserman, Times Staff Writers
SAN ANTONIO -- For the record, Darren Collison is ready to experience "One Shining Moment," but otherwise doesn't want to hear it. The song has become something of an anthem to CBS' television coverage of the Final Four, and UCLA players got a chance to preview the video that goes along with it. "That gave me chills," freshman Kevin Love said. It gave Collison a burn. "The video itself was cool.
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April 3, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Kevin Love grew up preparing to be a star. "As a kid, even 10, 11 years old, Kevin was the pied piper," said his father, Stan. "It's his personality. People just follow Kevin." The 19-year-old UCLA freshman center, already Pacific 10 Conference player of the year and first-team All-American, has also become a plain-speaking locker room leader unafraid to criticize veteran teammates for fouling out (Darren Collison) or not passing enough (Josh Shipp).
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