The New York Sun - Those Lacking Depth Face Dog Days of February
By JONAH KERI
February 20, 2008
.... Memphis showed what a deep, well-rested team could do against the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Trailing by seven with less than two minutes left, the Tigers looked like they were destined to lose their first game of the season. That's when Antonio Anderson and Chris Douglas-Roberts, already on their way to monster games, dialed it up a notch. The pair scored the Tigers' final eight points, propelling Memphis to a one-point win. Anderson and Douglas-Roberts played 38 and 36 minutes, respectively, against the Blazers. But both players have averaged about 28 minutes a game this season, extremely low numbers for two top talents on a Final Four contender. Coach John Calipari's trust in his bench and the high number of viable weapons on the roster has allowed nine Tigers to average double-digit minutes a game.