Saw this in ESPN Insider today:UCLA defeated Memphis 50-45 Saturday to reach the Final Four via the Oakland Regional. It was the fewest points scored in an NCAA men's regional finals game since 1973, when, in the pre-shot-clock era, UCLA advanced to the Final Four by defeating San Francisco 54-39 at Pauley Pavilion. (That was the Bill Walton-Larry Farmer-Keith Wilkes team that went on to win UCLA's seventh consecutive national championship by defeating Memphis State in St. Louis.)
How funny are all those coincedences? UCLA being on the winning end of both low scoring games, Walton at both games, both runs going through Memphis. Well actually, considering the COACHING in both games, we shouldn't be surprised. All we need now is a NC to make the comparison complete.