R-o-l-l-e-r ... c-o-a-s-t-e-r!
That's the only way to describe the University of Memphis Tigers' basketball season thus far. Up and down and up and down.
A crushing defeat early to Oklahoma State followed by a redeeming win over the same OSU team to capture the Old Spice Classic. A dominant road victory over the University of Southern Florida in Memphis' conference opener overshadowed by an embarrassing home loss to Cincinnati less than a week later.
Headed into their game Thursday night (Jan. 9) at Louisville, many thought the roller coaster might be headed for its biggest drop this year. Memphis hadn't beaten a ranked conference opponent on the road since 2005. With the defending national champion Louisville sitting at No. 12, it looked as if that trend might continue.
- Written by J.R. Moorhead/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
- Category: Original