The Season Opener for the Nationally Ranked Memphis Tigers Basketball team was supposed to be a laugher tonight at FedExForum...
But, UT-Martin of the Ohio Valley Conference didn't think it was funny..
Not the way the SkyHawks come Blowing out of the gate to start the 2K-Hoops Classic against the Heavily favored Tigers...
Former Memphis Central High and Southwest Tennessee star Lester Hudson just on fire in his hometown..
7 of 13 from Downtown.. 35-points, 10 Rebounds and a power jam off a steal..
UT Martin with a 17-5 early run goes up 28-21...
But, Hey, that's just to make it interesting..the Tigers start playing faster with a rip and run style hard to keep up with..
Chris Douglas Roberts with the steal and Slam...
He gets plenty of help from his new backcourt mate Derrick Rose..
The Hotshot rookie too hot to handle..
It's step on the accelerator Basketball as Rose gets it in high gear with the Assist to CDR.. 28-points for the Tigers Junior..
Rose, though, steals the show with his athleticism...like this offensive tip Slam..
Or, how 'bout his Defense with the Flying Block!
17-points, 6-rebounds, 5-assists...
Memphis wins its' opener going away..
The Tigers will play the Spiders of Richmond iin the 2K College Hoops Memphis Regional Final tomorrow night.
Richmond of the Atlantic 10 Conference, jumps out early on the Black Bears this afternoon.
Spiders Guard David Gonzales on the Drive gets the LU and One...
Maine goes to the basket as well.. J. R. Bridgeman on the Drive Baseline, gets it to go in..
This one back and forth for 40-minutes...as the Spiders Omar Silia throws up a web around the basket with the Block..
Big # as Gonzales scores from Downtown..
Richmond wins it..Final 44-42.
The Spiders play Memphis Tuesday night 8pm at FedExForum for the right to go to New York.