12:25 PM ET, March 19, 2009
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The greatest game any Memphis player ever had in the NCAA tournament finally presented an obstacle the plucky Matadors of Cal State-Northridge could not overcome.They battled heartbreak. They overcame tragedy. They lost their two best players during the season but still reached the tournament for the second time in school history.
• In the game's final seven minutes, Memphis, which was 22-for-49 to that point, went 7-for-10. Northridge, which had been 21-for-43 before the final run, went 3-for-11.
• Over the final seven minutes, Northridge went 0-for-3 on 3-pointers, while Memphis went 2-for-2.
• In NCAA tournament history, only four 15th seeds have beaten second seeds, the last time coming when Hampton upset Iowa State in 2001.
-- ESPN research
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-54 (.444)||29-59 (.492)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-18 (.389)||11-28 (.393)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-20 (.750)||12-21 (.571)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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