No. 1 Memphis
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Conference: Conference USA.
Against tournament field: 8-3.
Away from home: 11-2.
In last 10 games: 9-1.
Impressive victories: Nov. 23, at New York vs. UCLA, 88-80; Dec. 27, home vs. Gonzaga, 83-72; Jan. 18, home vs. Tennessee, 88-79.
Disturbing losses: Jan. 2, home vs. Texas, 69-58; Mar. 2, at Alabama-Birmingham, 80-74.
Top players: Sr., Rodney Carney, F, 17.5 ppg., 4.3 rpg.; Fr., Shawne Williams, F, 13.4 ppg., 6.3 rpg; So., Darius Washington, G, 13.5 ppg.
Scouting report: The Tigers during the regular season were third in the nation in scoring (82.3) and second in margin of victory (15.0). They also led their conference in blocked shots (6.8), steals (10.0) and assists (14.9) -- which means they are aggressive all over the court.
Little-known fact: In five years under Coach John Calipari, the Tigers are 91-17 on their home court, an 84.3 winning percentage.
No. 2 UCLA
Location: Los Angeles.
Conference: Pacific 10.
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