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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

From Gary Parrish,, "Best Game of the Weekend"

Comments from Gary Parrish,

Best game of the weekend: It wasn't a great win over a great Gonzaga team. But it was a good win over a decent Gonzaga team, and that it came in a rowdy road environment and in dramatic fashion eliminated the theory Memphis doesn't know how to handle a pressure situation, the supposed cost of coasting through an inferior league.

When the Tigers needed a stop at the end of regulation, they got a turnover. When they needed big shots in overtime, they got two 3-pointers from Jeremy Hunt. And when they needed someone to make a winning play, they got a ridiculous runner from Chris Douglas-Roberts with 5.6 seconds remaining that served as the final points in Saturday's 78-77 OT victory.

"We needed that," said coach John Calipari. "We needed to find out who could make plays in these situations."

Now the Tigers know, although with the current state of Conference USA, it will probably be the NCAA Tournament before they need to know again.

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