Tigers Tamed

Memphis State coach Gene Bartow comforts number three seed Larry Finch at the awards ceremony after the Tigers lost the NCAA final to UCLA in St. Louis.

March 27, 1973

ST. LOUIS — Memphis State's incredible basketball adventure finally ended here Monday night, its storybook trail to a national championship blocked by irrepressible UCLA and mighty Bill Walton.

— Reporter Bob Jones on the Larry Finch led Tigers' loss, 87-66.