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Jarvis Greer

Tigers Looking for More Toughness

After several years of University of Memphiss domination of Conference USA basketball competiton ...are you enjoying these close games lately?

Like it, or not...it's a product of the League getting somewhat better and the Tigers...well, somewhat not.

I mean, it's obvious when you lose 3-guys to the NBA, your returning squad might not be as good..

Those 3 guys, Joey Dorsey, Derrick Rose, and Chris Douglas Roberts, all are making bank at the next level this year, and all were instrumental in the Tigers one true C-USA nail biter last season...a 1 point victory on the road last season at U.A.B.

The Tigers were down 7 with time running out at Bartow Arena and somehow pulled out the victory...

It helped propel them to the second straight unbeaten season in League play.

U.A.B. Comes to FedExForum Saturday night to face a Tiger team very different from the one that beat them last year.

  Coach Cal says:

"Last year, down by 7... Who's winning that game? Those players were not losing. Now this year we've be up 7 and lost leads and come back. But, what happens if we're down 7 most of the game? That's going to take some work. So we'll see."

The Tigers Host U.A.B. Saturday night at FedExForum.

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