KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dripping with sarcasm, the chants rained down from the Memphis faithful like so many
"Hey," the Tigers coach scolded, "don't do that."
Not because the taunts might jinx his players -- there was, after all, still about 4:30 left in the game -- but for the opposite reason entirely.
Memphis 89, Maryland 70 (
"Like they said," Calipari said, referring to the pre-game comments of Maryland guard/rabble-rouser
But now Memphis, that little league giant, is on its way to the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth consecutive year. Said senior guard Antonio Anderson, "We're in Conference USA and love it."
"We call each other the Splish-Splash Brothers," Mack says. "I'm Splish, he's Splash." Says Sallie (or Splash), "We're just adding more dimensions to not being able to slow this team down." Indeed, the Terps tried at least three different defenses (man-to-man, zone and press) to no avail.
"Evans is just a terrific player," said Maryland coach
"Nobody can take what we did this year away from us," Terps junior
When Williams does leave Maryland, as some have absurdly clamored for, it should be on his own terms. The man may be an old-school curmudgeon, but he's an old-school curmudgeon who can coach as well as he can curse.
"From what I'm hearing, those guys get no respect," Evans says. "They talk about
While his teammates and coaches were loath to speculate how Memphis would, in fact, finish in the ACC, big forward
Marquette or Missouri (tipping off at 6:50 PM EST Sunday). Marquette, sans injured guard