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The Longhorns had all the key pieces -- a floor general at point guard (T.J. Ford), a defensive stopper (Royal Ivey), and a prolific scorer (Brandon Mouton). Unfortunately, they did not have Carmelo Anthony. Eventual national champion Syracuse did, and the Orange cut down the final top-seeded team in the semifinals,95-84, thanks to a career-best 33 points from Anthony.

Text: Abe Schwadron, SI.com
Photo: John W. McDonough/SI

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