I wonder how Tiger Nation is feeling after the Memphis Tigers suffered the overtime loss to the Connecticut Huskies. Are they ready to give up on this team before March? Are they starting to lose trust in coach Josh Pastner? The NCAA tournament is not here yet so the fans should give this team a break.
Memphis has a chance to redeem themselves with their last three games against top 25 opponents. In order for the Tigers to get a nice seed in the NCAA tournament, they will have to go through the Louisville Cardinals, Cincinnati Bearcats, and the SMU Mustangs.
I didn’t come here to talk about how poorly the Tigers played because they didn’t play awful. It was the type of game that the Huskies wanted more than the Tigers. As a result, the Huskies have moved up in the AP top 25 poll and Memphis slipped two spots.
The American Athletic Conference are starting to look like the other elite conferences in college basketball as they have four teams ranked in the top 25.
Here’s the AP top 25 poll and the coaches poll can be found at CBS.
3. Wichita State
6. San Diego State
10. Saint Louis
13. Michigan State
17. Iowa State
24. Ohio State