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Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Posted on: February 12, 2008 1:37 pm
 

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?

Comments

Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2008 7:16 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Nope, Memphis will lose to Tennessee.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2008 1:45 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

The Tennessee game at Memphis is going to be a battle.  I think Coach Pear has what it takes to get a win.  Tennessee has played a MUCH harder schedule than Memphis has.  This will help them in a tough enviornment like Memphis.  All the pressure is going to be on Memphis.  This is the biggest game they have played since March of last year when they lost in the tournament.  Look for Memphis to try and run Tennessee out of the building... but I think Lofton and his team will hang in their and win a close game.

I think going un-beaten is a bad thing in sports.  It sure didn't help the Patriots much in the Superbowl.  Losing a game alows the players to learn from their mistakes and learn that they still have room to improve.  When a team thinks they are "the best ever" it seems like they try to take "days off" and end up losing when it counts most... usually to a less talented team.




Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2008 10:13 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Actually there is a law in Michigan that you can only root for either Michigan or Michigan State. It's in the Michigan Sports Hanbook section 2258.43 which clearly states. Any person(s) rooting for Michigan and Michigan State at the same time will be subjected to watch the Detroit Lions for 24 hours straight, with no Barry Sanders. (And who says Michigan doesn't have the death penalty)



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 12, 2008 8:25 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Memphis currently has the nation's longest home winning streak, followed by Brigham Young. Because of that I really do believe the Tigers will go through the regular season undefeated. Their offense is unique and at times unstoppable; however, The reason we love March Madness is the upsets, thus, they will lose once this year. Who knows when?




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2008 2:58 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Sorry as well. . .but its fun to pick at each other once in a while

I actually think Texas easily has the best backcourt in the nation. . .




Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2008 2:52 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Sorry for high jacking your blog entry Biiggy!Tell me about it! I started a thread about whether Memphis will go undefeated or not, but it turned into a Texas/Tennesse fight!



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2008 2:48 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Sorry for high jacking your blog entry Biiggy!



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2008 2:47 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Yes they would, probably even worse then before.

For the record I was joking, Did anyone see this coming from Texas after the loss of Kevin Durant?

  • Damion James
  • Connor Atchley
  • Justin Mason

All have stepped up. Wait untill "Big daddy" Dexter Pittman starts playing more minutes, he's going to be a beast!




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2008 2:40 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Yes they would, probably even worse then before.

Right now its just hot air from both sides. . .hopefully we will get to play in the tournament. . .it would be a good game to watch.

 




Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2008 2:33 pm
 

Another Undefeated Team this Year?

Maybe, but they would OWN Texas too. . .

No they wouldn't. Our frontline played great Vs UCLA and Kansas, and Memphis doesn't have the guards to keep up with Augustine, Abrams, and Mason (except Rose) The Jayhawks guards had troube keeping up.

Texas Vs Memphis would be a great game, but Memphis would win.

Chris doesn't have to hit threes for us to win this year. . .unlike last year when he made 3s like that one from half court in Kevin Durant's face. . .

Irrelevant, but whatever.

By the way, its Volunteers. . .unless you're doing that on purpose in which case I don't get the joke. . .

Inside joke, you wouldn't understand.

 but they wouldn't spank the Vols if they played now. . .

Yes they would, probably even worse then before.


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