Found November 23, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
Memphis would much rather be preparing for a top-20 showdown with No. 5 Duke, but it couldn't pass its first-round test. Instead, the 19th-ranked Tigers have been relegated to the other side of the bracket and will face Minnesota in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Friday in Nassau, Bahamas. Memphis (2-1) needed a victory Thursday to set up a prime-time matchup with the Blue Devils in the semifinals. The Tigers, though, stumbled against unranked Virginia Commonwealth, falling 78-65. They were able to cut a 14-point halftime deficit to two with 4:05 left, but a late 11-0 run by VCU and a season high in turnovers proved to be too much to overcome, according to coach Josh Pastner. "You can't win a high-level game by committing 22 turnovers and giving up 3s like we did," Pastner said. "I'm proud of my guys for the way they battled back. But one of my pet peeves is giving up 3s and they shot the daylights out of it." VCU hit 13 of 22 from behind the arc, a...
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