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Tigers need to play with chip on shoulder

(WMC) - A team full of unrealized potential. That's how many would characterize last year's Tiger squad ... the one that lost in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

This year, there's very little talk about the incoming Tiger team. None of the fanfare of last year's '4 senior guards' or expectations of a deep run in the dance.

Instead, it's a team full of newcomers with a clean slate heading into the season.

Coach Josh Pastner says for this team to succeed it needs to play the way last year's should have ... with a chip on it's shoulder.

"This is reality. This team it's a reality,' says Pastner. "Where we, you look at this, look at that, mock thing here, hey, we are Memphis and no one is giving us a chance, so we have to play with that chip on our shoulders to get where we want to be."

The Tigers continue summer drills this week.

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