Memphis-Kansas: Tigers Make a Statement Despite Losing To Jayhawks

Posted by Stephen Clay on November-18-2009 Add Comments

It was not supposed to be this way.

The Kansas Jayhawks were a 12.5-point favorite over the Memphis Tigers. The Jayhawks had everything in their favor: No. 1 ranking in the country, two first team All-Americans in Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, and incredible depth.

Memphis came into the game with a first-time head coach in Josh Pastner and a skeleton crew of eight scholarship players.

It didn't matter. It's all paper talk.

That is the beauty of college basketball as Kansas escaped with a hard-fought (and lucky) victory, 57-55.

The Tigers (1-1) kept the game within striking distance from start to finish, as both squads had a hard time getting anything going against some aggressive defensive play. It ...

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