Friday, February 22, 2008

#2 Tennessee at #1 Memphis - The Saturday Night Showdown

Saturday Night's match-up of #1 Memphis vs. #2 Tennessee just may be the game of the season....I said at the beginning of the season that Tennessee would win the title this year....I will go with Rocky Top to beat Big Blue in Memphis...below are some stats and articles about the big game...

Tennessee Volunteers - Head Coach - Bruce Pearl
Chris Lofton (15.4 ppg, 3.3. reb, 2.0 assts)
JaJuan Smith (14.3, 3.2, 2.5)
Tyler Smith (13.4, 6.5, 3.7)
Wayne Chism (9.2, 6.0, 1.2)
J.P. Prince (8.6, 3.2, 1.9)
Ramar Smith (8.3, 2.4, 3.2)
As a team, the Volunteers shoot 64% from the free throw line and 36% from three point range....

Memphis Tigers - Head Coach - John Calipari
Chris Douglas-Roberts (17.9 ppg, 4.5 reb, 1.5 assts)
Derrick Rose (13.7, 4.3, 4.3)
Robert Dozier (10.1, 7.2, 1.2)
Doneal Mack (8.0, 1.6, 0.6)
Antonio Anderson (7.8, 3.5, 3.5)
Joey Dorsey (7.4, 10.5, 0.6)
As a team, the Tigers shoot 58% from the free throw line and 34% from three point range...

Tom Charlier of the Knoxville News writes how fans are getting revved up for Saturday’s big game.... “All week, fans in Knoxville have taken out newspaper ads and flooded the UT ticket offices with calls in search of scarce tickets. A student pep group looked for ways to get more orange-clad representation in ESPN's College GameDay event in Memphis.” ....
  • Tom Charlier

  • Zack McMillan of the Memphis Commercial Appeal writes how the Memphis campus is quickly becoming Orange Hater.... “Dianne Parker, manager of the store, said this has been the biggest week she has seen at the store, where she has worked since 2001. And those "I HATE ORANGE" shirts have been so popular she has reordered them several times already.” .....
  • Zack McMillan

  • Jim Masilak of the Memphis Commerical Appeal writes how Tigers star Chris Douglas-Roberts has been a force since coming back from the flu..... “In the Tigers' past three games, the All-America candidate and reigning Conference USA Player of the Week is averaging 27.7points while shooting a white-hot 64.7percent from the field.” .....
  • Jim Masilak

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