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Cincinnati Versus Memphis: It's Never Easy

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There will be no Coach Bob Huggins to boo, but Memphis fans hope they will find plenty to cheer for when the Tigers take on the Bearcats at FedExForum tonight.

From the Associated Press: Memphis is winning, but not the way coach John Calipari would like.

The No. 23 Tigers will try to please their coach with a better effort when they host former league rival Cincinnati on Thursday before opening their Conference USA schedule.

Oddsmakers have the Tigers set as 15-point favorites.

Calipari found plenty of fault in his team`s 87-62 win over Lamar in its most recent game last Thursday. The Tigers (10-3) shot 43.2 percent from the field and 54.8 percent (17-for-31) from the free-throw line.

Those numbers were slightly below their unimpressive season averages - 45.7 percent from the field and 60.0 percent at the foul line - and Calipari is expecting more from his club as it goes for a third straight win since losing 79-71 at then-No. 9 Arizona on Dec. 20.

Read the rest of the AP story.

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