I'll admit. The game last night was a touch depressing. The Tigers missed 4 of their last 5 free throws to give Kansas a chance. And damn, Mario Chalmers has ice water running through his veins, cause he hit that shot like it ain't no thang. Ridiculous. I feel bad for the hometown boys.
I was incredibly aggravated with how the officiating went. If you've got Memphis and Kansas, two teams that average 80 points apiece, being held to 75 and 68, even after an overtime session, that just goes to show that the officiating is messing with the flow of the game. On one end of the floor, they'd just let the guys beat the crap out of each other, and on the other end they'd call petty hand check fouls on the big men. It was a disgrace. Ed Hightower should be fired.
But, alas...it all comes down to free throw shooting, one more time. If they had hit just one more free throw down the stretch. The game's over, so none of that matters. If you wanna read up on it, click here.
Darius Hanks is showin out at practice lately. The kid's making great strides, and could really be in contention to become a starter this fall. Read more on him.
Baron Huber is considering his change to linebacker as permanent. That's definitely a good thing, because that's what he played in high school. Not to mention the fact that we need another body there. He feels better playing this position anyway, according to what he told the media yesterday.
The offense is still coming right along. Everyone still believes that first scrimmage was just because of the new ideas on offense. The players are picking up the schemes and improving at a steady pace. Definitely good to see from an offense that was more or less anemic for much of last season.