The Memphis Tigers fall to the Kansas Jayhawks who defeated the Tigers by a final score of 75-68 Monday night to win the national championship.
The lost came in overtime as both teams went into a tie breaker game after being tied at 63-63.
In this game with Kansas, over the last 1 to 2 minutes, windows and doors were left open for KU. Freshman Derrick Rose played his best game in the second half scoring 14 of the Tiger’s 16 points adding to his total of 18 points, and Chris Douglas-Roberts though recognizably exhausted as was the rest of the team, led all scorers with 22 points for Memphis, but Douglas-Roberts also missed three straight free throws in the final 1:15.
Though Tigers efforts weren’t enough for the championship win, the loss marked the end of a grand season by the Tigers who, with 38 game wins, won more games than anyone else ever has in a season.
The Tigers were nearly unstoppable through the season as with during their game against Kansas.