It's time now for the Tigers Basketball team to test its' mettle away from the Bright Lights of New York City..
Last weeks' thrilling run to the N-I-T Season Tipoff Finals and battle with top Ranked Duke is history.
Let's see how the U of M defends its' new found Number 9 National Ranking against the Lamar Cardinals Downtown at FedExForum.
Lamar is picked second in the Southland Conference..
Memphis had to go the glass hard to even stay with the Cardinals in the first half..
35-offensive rebounds in this one..
But, there was nothing the U of M could do with Lamar Gunner Alan Daniels..
The 6'6" Sr. strafed the Tigers for a Game High 41-points..
As a matter of fact, Memphis trailed by 10..until turning up the defensive pressure late in the period..
Freshman Andre Allen, playing for injured Darius Washington the steal and the pretty dish to Shawne Williams.. Williams with 21 for Memphis..
Game tied at 41 before the break...Allen another steal..gets his own put back to give Memphis the lead for good at the Buzzer..
Tigers win it
The Tigers, now 4-1 on the year...next host Jackson State Wednesday night at FedExForum.