After we saw the Patriots go undefeated in the regular season this year (only to lose the Superbowl! Sorry New Englanders), could we be in store for another sports team to go undefeated this year?
That team could be the Memphis Tigers. Yes, the are a college team, but it still would be amazing. The last men's college basketball team to go undefeated was the 1975-1976 Indiana Hoosiers (when they still had good 'ol Bobby Knight). That means there hasn't been an undefeated team for 32 years (36 between the Patriots and '72 Dolphins). Now, I haven't been following college b-ball a lot this year (I'm more into the NBA until March Madness starts, then I'm watching college ball non-stop!), so I don't know a lot about Memphis this year other than they are currently undefeated.
Memphis only has 8 games left this regualr season, and the only real difficult game looks to be against No.4 Tennessee on the 23rd at home. Now, of course any team they have left to play can somehow miraculously win, but it's not likely. That is just the regular season though. Then, they would have to go through the USA championship tourney (which should be easy enough). After that, they will start the Final 4 Tourney (March Madness Baby!).
This team has a lot of great players, at least from what I've seen. They have star freshman Derrick Rose, Chris Douglas-Roberts, and, my favorite, the senior leader Joey Dorsey. They have the talent that's for sure. Also, the only real close game they had was against USC that went into OT. So from what I've seen this team is capable of going the distance.
But as I said before, I have not been following college b-ball alot this year, so I will need the expertise of our college b-ball experts here on CBS. So what do you all think; can they go undefeated?