Saturday, December 29, 2007
My Short Summary on the Arizona Game
In a game very similar to last weeks Georgetown game in regards to the Tigers lulls and defense, Memphis defeated a Jerryd Bayless-less Arizona team, 76-63.
While the Tigers did not look particularly sharp, a sufficating defense over the last ten minutes of the first half held Arizona scoreless for approximately eight minutes and allowed the Tigers to reverse a three point deficit and build a double digit lead into half time.
It felt like Derrick Rose committed about ten turnovers, but the play of Shawn Taggard and Robert Dozier was excellent and allowed Memphis to control the glass and put the short-hand Wildcats in foul trouble.
Memphis got a solid game from CDR, but not much else from the guards.