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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Memphis Madness Review

Dorsey does bang-up job in dunk contest

By Dan Wolken
October 14, 2006

In the least surprising development of Memphis Madness, junior Joey Dorsey won the dunk contest. But afterward, Dorsey said he was actually hoping Chris Douglas-Roberts or freshman Doneal Mack would win. "I wanted to see them go at it," Dorsey said. "I think I did all right tonight."

"This was really just to give a chance for people in Memphis to see us in action and see the pieces we've got in our puzzle now. I think we're going to be a really good team this year."

Showing up

There wasn't the crowd of 18,000 coach John Calipari was hoping for, but the lower bowl and club level of FedExForum were completely full. There were even a few people sitting in the upper deck.

"I can't believe it," Dorsey said. "Coach said there were 10,000 people out to see us, and that was pretty good."

Line of the night

There wasn't exactly much defense being played Friday during the Tigers' 20-minute scrimmage.

It was so lax that, at one point, Calipari grabbed the public address microphone and said: "I can promise you, we'll be playing more defense when the stuff is real."

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