Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 12/17/11
Josh Pastner and the Memphis Tigers will enter the Yum! Center this afternoon with a 5-3 record. The Tigers were ranked #9 in the preseason coaches poll, but have since dropped from both polls. To their credit, all three of their losses have come against teams that are now in the top 25. It’s safe to say that Pastner’s team has unperceived thus far, but the Tigers are still a very dangerous team that has the talent to beat anyone in the country. Sophomore guard Will Barton is playing like one of the best players in the country at this point. Barton leads the team in points and rebounds per game averaging 20 and 7. 6-1 guard Joe Jackson is also having a banner season, averaging a little over 13 points per game. Coach Pastner moved Jackson the point to the two-guard position, which seems to really helped the Tigers offense. Pitino mentioned in his press conference on Thursday that his team will attempt to run with Memphis. Which means this game could turn into a flat-out track meet. ...
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