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The Memphis vs. Memphis NCAA Showdown That Nobody Noticed

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So who knew? There was a good reason that health-care exec and state Election Commissioner Greg Duckett, one of the impresarios of this year’s Gridiron Show, featuring political satire by local performers, didn't materialize to see his handiwork on stage at the Shrine building on Shelby Oaks Saturday night. He was in Phoenix to see his son Stephen's Xavier quintet in Elite Eight action against UCLA. (Alas, they lost!)

A previous overtime thriller in the NCAA tourney matched Duckett and the victorious Xavier Muskateers against West Virginia's Mountaineers, one of whose players was Jonnie West, son of former Grizzlies general manager Jerry West. Stephen Duckett and Jonnie West had tangled previously as rival guards for Bishop Byrne and Lausanne, respectively.

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