Tigers Rout Longhorns, Advance To Final Four

HOUSTON -- John Calipari has a good reason for calling his Memphis Tigers a "Dream Team" -- a kid from Chicago who wears No. 23 and makes plays that bring fans out of their seats.

With freshman Derrick Rose soaring and scoring, Memphis ended two years of regional final failure and routed Texas 85-67 on Sunday to reach the Final Four. The victory backed up the Tigers' season-long reign near the top of the poll and made them the third No. 1 seed headed to San Antonio.

Rose scored 21 points, outplaying Texas star D.J. Augustin and leading the Tigers (37-1) into a national semifinal Saturday against a UCLA team making its third straight Final Four appearance.


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