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Hopefully it's not like last time

Posted on: March 30, 2008 6:01 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2008 9:47 pm
 


GREENVILLE, N.C. -- That Memphis-UCLA Final Four showdown should be exciting. But then again, maybe not.

I mean, you remember the last time these schools played, don't you? It was in the Elite Eight of the 2006 NCAA tournament, and Ben Howland used the opportunity to paraylyze John Calipari's dribble-drive motion offense in a game that was painful to watch.

Both teams were terrible offensively.

Or, as Howland would put it, terrific defensively.

Either way, the result was a 50-45 UCLA victory, and you really need to take a look at the box score to understand what took place. Here's the link. One highlight: UCLA won despite recording just four field goals in the second half. Another hightlight: Memphis shot 11.8 percent from 3-point range.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Memphis, UCLA
 
Comments

Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2008 12:51 pm
 

Hopefully it's not like last time

I'm pretty sure that this Saturday's match up with the Mphs Tigers & UCLA will not be the same.  But go back and look at the players that started for the Tigers 2 years ago.  Memphis started a Junior, Sophmore & 3 Freshmen.  Those Freshmen are now Juniors with 2 more years experience (Antonio Anderson, Robert Dozier & 2008 Naismith Finalist Chris Douglas-Roberts).  Now I'm not saying that experience alone will help the Tigers win Saturday but ya know - it can't hurt...    &nbs
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Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2008 10:26 am
 

Hopefully it's not like last time

memphis wasn't running this offense the last time they played and also didn't have derrick rose.




Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2008 9:48 am
 

Hopefully it's not like last time

I mean, you remember the last time these schools played, don't you? It was in the Elite Eight of the 2006 NCAA tournament, and Ben Howland used the opportunity to paraylyze John Calipari's dribble-drive motion offense in a game that was painful to watch.

Lets just hope the incompetent Tim Higgins or one of the other officials who think it is there job to dictate the game is assigned to the game.  But don't believe for one minute that Kevin Love will play horizontally.  He can't jump, so he just pushes his way around.  Lets see If he is given foul immunity by the refs.  Like he has been given in the last 10 games.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: March 30, 2008 11:42 pm
 

Hopefully it's not like last time

The players are are not the same.  The teams are different in many ways. Why should the result be the same? Because history seems to find away of repeating itself. North Carolina VS UCLA showdown coming soon! Should be a good one! I can't wait!




Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: March 30, 2008 11:01 pm
 

Hopefully it's not like last time

I think we will see a completely different Memphis team this time around.I don't think UCLA has the horses to keep up with them.



Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: March 30, 2008 7:54 pm
 

Hopefully it's not like last time

UCLA better watch out. If Shipp doesn't get going they may not have the scoring power to keep up with the Tigers. The last two games Memphis has dismantled a great shooting team in Texas and a great defensive team in Michigan St. This will not be a grind it out game. Ever since playing USC in a chess match early in the season, Memphis has played uptempo, physical basketball. Finally Love will get to play against a true grinder in Dorsey.




Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2008 6:45 pm
 

Seeing some difference

Yes, agreed it wasn't the finest hour in Memphis basketball history in 2006.

This Memphis  team appears more focused and playing with greater tenacity. Members of this team remember what it is like to lose.

The biggie differences this year  in making the UCLA vs Memphis game exciting is  the freshman Derrick Rose scoring and scoring. Also, Memphis has found their free throwing ability at just the correct moment 30-36, 83% against Texas. Hopefully, Memphis will continue to practice the free throwing cause their defense looked pretty good and the scorers looked like they were right on much of the game.



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