Bill Walton made 21 of 22 shots, scoring 44 points, in UCLA's title win over Memphis State in 1973.
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7. Walton's big night

Walton turned in one of the greatest performances in NCAA tournament history when he made 21 of 22 shots en route to a 44-point, 13-rebound effort against Memphis State in the 1973 title game. And the numbers could've been even better. Walton left the game with an injured ankle with three minutes remaining and his team leading by 15 points. A Memphis State player actually helped him to the bench. After what Walton had just accomplished, it was impossible not to pay him respect. Dunking wasn't allowed during that era, so most of Walton's baskets came on turnaround jumpers or on lob passes from Greg Lee. The score was tied 45-45 early in the second half before Walton and UCLA ran away with an 87-66 victory. -- Jason King