All-Elite Eight Team & MOP

March 30th, 2008

All-Elite Eight & MOP
Jeff Fox

Well Davidson, good night and thanks for the memories. However, there is no doubt that the four best teams in college basketball are still remaining. After the dust had settled, here is how CHN’s All-Elite Eight squad played out. Elite Eight MOP: Derrick Rose, Memphis
21 points, nine assists, six boards

Derrick Rose made his case as the best NBA prospect currently in college with his Elite Eight performance. He knocked down his shots (7-10 FG, 7-8 FT), took care of the ball (nine assists vs. two turnovers) and flirted with a triple double.

MOP Runner Up: Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
28 points, 13 boards, two steals

Psycho T was at his most psychotic in the Elite Eight, motoring all over the court and going all out. Kansas’ big men better get their body armor ready.

All Elite Eight Team:

Guard: Derrick Rose, Memphis

Guard: Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis
25 points, three boards, three assists

CDR must not have gotten the memo regarding Memphis not being able to shoot free throws – he was 14-17 vs. Texas. UCLA better make sure to cc him that memo before Saturday.

Forward: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, UCLA
13 points, 13 boards, three assists, three steals

This is the type of performance Love and company need from Mbah a Moute if they hope to not go home from another Final Four empty handed.

Center: Kevin Love, UCLA
19 points, 10 boards, four assists, two blocks

Another dominant game and blatant disregard for CHN’s advice to stop shooting threes (he was 2-4).

Forward: Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina