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Game 33: vs Memphis Tigers NIT Round1

March 17, 2010 Comments off

Game Information

Tip Off: 9:00 PM, Wednesday, March 17
Location: Fed Ex Forum
TV: ESPN 2
Radio: Bloomberg 1130AM Delayed 10:00 PM

As of now, there is no word on a coaching change; and the team was selected for the National Invitation Tournament as a 6th seed, starting off on the road against the Memphis Tigers. It’s an opportunity for the team to show that they have something good going on, and to put their talent on display against a good Memphis team from a good mid-major conference, Conference USA.

The Memphis Tigers were a Final Four participant in 1985 along with St. John’s, Villanova, and Georgetown, back when they were known as Memphis State. They are a far cry from where they were last year – and really, the last 4 years, where they dominated the Conference USA with a combination of John Calipari’s bravado, some impact 4 year players and a few one-and-done stars who were lottery picks in the NBA draft. This year may be a step down from those heights under new young coach Josh Pastner, but it’s understandable; the former coach took the impact recruits the team was counting on to be interior and perimeter presences with him to Kentucky.

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