GLENDALE, ARIZ. -- Missouri coach
Missouri is in that position after defeating Memphis 102-91 (
"Wow, you wanted an up-tempo game that was an up-tempo game," Anderson said. "We came out and took the fight to Memphis early on and got some confidence in ourselves."
Memphis trailed by as many as 24 points, and fell behind by so much so early that Memphis coach
"They were even better than I thought," Calipari said. "No one has done this to us before. They beat us at our own game. If you would have told me we would shoot 50 percent and out-rebound them [40-37] and have only 14 turnovers, I would have said we would have won."
"It was very physical, very bump and grind, but you got to play through that," Calipari said.
With less than two minutes remaining, Mike Anderson sent junior forward
Connecticut is not going to run with Missouri the way that Memphis did, and given how much trouble Dozier and Taggart gave the Tigers, it would be easy to say that the Huskies' 7-foot-3 Hasheem Thabeet might go for 30 points and 20 rebounds. But people few thought the Tigers would get past Memphis and if they can fluster