Last Year this time the Memphis Tigers were ranked 14th nationally when they took on Cross Town Foe CBU at FedExForum..
The U of M led that game by only 4 at the half before winning by 31..
Last night, the Tigers are Number 3 in the Nation...but the Bucaneers don't want to be very Friendly in this dress Rehearsal..
CBU ranked as high as 8th in NCAA Division Two..
Look who's back on the Court for the Tigers...
Big Man Joey Dorsey, who's missed more than 2-weeks with a Sprained Right Shoulder, Springs into action against the Bucs... And it's a mismatch..
Dorsey 1-hand rebound and putback.
Joey getting involved on the defensive end... Punching out a loose ball, then diving on the floor to go get it...
And, of course, His strong suit..rebounding... Dorsey starts the FB with the outlet to Derrick Rose... He drives to Chris Douglas-Roberts, 13-points 4-rebounds for the C-USA Player of the Week..
But it's Dorsey who steals the show..
Joey with the Steal and flying Jam..10pts. 6-rebounds 2-blocks..
After the Game, Dorsey says he's about where he wants to be physically.
"I'm probably 70 or 80 percent with the should pad on to keep people from bumping it. Once I got in the flow of the game I felt pretty good."
U of M Head Coach John Calipari likes having his big man back.
"He clogged up the middle, helped his teammates and all of sudden they couldn't score a basket. We were alright but he was the difference maker."
The Tigers next Head to New York for the Semifinals of the 2K College Hoops Classic against Oklahoma Thursday..
CBU Heads to a tournament in Kentucky to Take on Findlay...the Team that beat Ohio State in exhibition action last week.