Commentary

Who has the edge in the title showdown?

Originally Published: April 7, 2008
By Fran Fraschilla and Doug Gottlieb | Special to ESPN Insider
SAN ANTONIO -- It's two No. 1 seeds, Kansas vs. Memphis, for the national championship on Monday (9:21 p.m. ET). Who has the edge and who will come out on top? ESPN college basketball analysts Fran Fraschilla and Doug Gottlieb break down the title game.

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Fraschilla: There has never been a doubt in my mind that John Calipari is one of the country's great coaches. It's rare that a coach will change his offensive philosophy 180 degrees like he did at Memphis this season and still have great success. Whether it's drive-drive motion or the "pound it inside" style he employed at UMass, his teams have always defended. The Tigers' defense will disrupt Kansas on Monday night.
Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.