UCLA 87, Memphis State 66
In 1973, Bill Walton of UCLA was one of the biggest forces in the paint, earning him the Naismith Award that year. Bill Walton proved his worth in 1973 with a near-perfect game in the championship victory against Memphis State. The junior center poured in 44 points on 21 of 22 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds, one of the greatest individual performances in tournament history. His close to flawless showing in the 87-66 win capped a 30-0 season for the Bruins and coach John Wooden.