BREAKDOWN: A look at how five Heat players performed in the NCAA final

South Florida Sun-Sentinel


  • Jamaal Magloire, Kentucky (March 30, 1998): Won 78-69 against Utah.
  • Scored seven points in 22 minutes. Blocked a shot by Alex Jensen to his Wildcat teammate Tayshaun Prince, who made two free throws to give Kentucky an insurmountable six-point lead.
  • Udonis Haslem (April 10, 2000): Lost 89-76 to Michigan State.
  • Led the Gators with 27 points on 10-of-12 shooting, but he didn't get much help from Mike Miller (10 points) and couldn't overcome Mateen Cleaves and Morris Peterson.
  • Luther Head, Illinois (April 3, 2005): Lost 75-70 to North Carolina.
  • Scored 21 points, but had a pass intercepted by Raymond Felton in the final minute, and then missed a potential tying 3-pointer.
  • Daequan Cook (April 2, 2007): Lost 84-75 to Florida.
  • In what would be his final college game, he played only nine minutes as a freshman behind senior Ron Lewis, and made 1 of 2 shots.
  • Mario Chalmers (April 8, 2008): Won 74-65 in overtime against Memphis.
  • Made a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 2.1 seconds left to tie the game in regulation. Finished with 18 points, same as his more heralded opponent, Derrick Rose.
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