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Rose, Memphis Headed to San Antonio

Calipari's kids beat Texas handily to advance to Final Four
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2008 6:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Derrick Rose had 21 points and nine assists, and Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 25 points, as Memphis handled Texas with ease, 85-67, to advance to the Final Four. The third time was a charm for John Calipari and the Tigers as they finally reached the national semifinals after losing in the Elite Eight the past two seasons, the Commercial Appeal reports.

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It was over early as UM led 29-13 after 12 minutes with Rose, who was named most outstanding player of the South Regional, outscoring the Longhorns by himself. Knocked as a poor foul-shooting team, they converted 30-of-36 today as Texas was forced to foul often while trying to play catchup in the second half. Memphis plays UCLA on Saturday. (Read more 2008 NCAA Tournament stories.)

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