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UCLA's Ticket Punched to Indy

UCLA outslugs Memphis 50-45 in the Oakland Regional Final, earning a berth in the 2006 NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis, their 16th trip (tying an NCAA record) and setting up a semifinal contest with LSU.

TheUCLA Bruins stood on the sidelines and celebrated as Cedric Bozeman stepped to the free-throw line with 2 seconds left. UCLA led the Memphis Tigers, 49-45, but it was a war and not just a game that these Bruins had won to raise their record to 31-6 and win a place in the Final Four for the first time since 1995. Two defensive giants slugged it out for 40 minutes and for most of those 4...