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USA Today Touts Basketball Tigers


USA Today has a nice story on the basketball Tigers online today.

An exerpt: For all his attributes, and he has a ton, Chris Douglas-Roberts has been scrutinized for the absence of an outside shot.

Not anymore.

The 6-6 guard says he spent countless hours in the offseason working on everything from his midrange jumper to his three-point shooting. He is one reason Memphis is considered a favorite to reach the NCAA tournament title game.

With four other returning starters and the addition of one of the most heralded freshmen in the country in 6-4 guard Derrick Rose, the team could give Memphis its first NCAA championship in basketball.

"Yeah, we're talented, and we're deep," Memphis coach John Calipari says. "But when you have good guys that get along. .. and they're on a mission, that's when it becomes like, 'Wow.'"

Like "wow" indeed. Read the rest here.

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