Originally written December 11, 2011 on The Dagger:
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As he introduced the Memphis starting lineup before Sunday night's matchup with visiting Murray State, longtime Tigers public address announcer Chuck Roberts made a gaffe that will surely give him nightmares for weeks. "And the head coach of your Tigers, John Calipari," he said, inciting a chorus of boos from a fan base that clearly hasn't forgiven their former coach for bolting for Kentucky almost three years ago. Some in the crowd might have been longing for the Calipari days by the time they filed out of the FedEx Forum two hours later. Memphis rallied late but fell 76-72 to the undefeated Racers, certainly not an unforgivable loss yet also not a game a preseason Top 20 team expects to lose on its home floor. At 5-3 with games against Louisville, Georgetown and Xavier left on their non-conference schedule, Memphis hasn't taken the step forward it hoped so far this season. The Tigers have flexed their muscles against Belmont and Miami, but they also dropped a...
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