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UVa NCAA Coverage: Memphis Tigers Team Profile


Memphis Tigers Profile

•Memphis (24-9) beat George Washington 71-66 on Friday night.

•Josh Pastner is in his 5th season and has an impressive 130-43 record.

•Pastner has led them to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. They went 31-5 a season ago. They got a 6 seed and beat St. Mary's but then lost to 3 seed Michigan State in the next round.

•This season Memphis has split two games against Oklahoma State. They also beat Louisville twice, beat Gonzaga, and split two games against SMU. They have lost to Cincinnati twice, Florida (by 2 points), and UConn twice. Based on that schedule they are battle tested.

•The Tigers start three seniors - all guards - and they're all quick and fast.

•Virginia and Memphis have never met before.

•Overall Memphis has been to 26 NCAA Tournaments, 11 Sweet 16s, 6 Elite Eights, and 3 Final Fours.


•Scoring offense: 77.6 ppg (UVa averages 66.1 ppg)

•Scoring defense: 70.4 ppg (UVa allows 55.4 ppg)

•Free throw percentage: 64.9% (UVa averages 66.8%)

•Assists per game: 17.4 (UVa averages 13.2)

•Their top scorers are Joe Jackson (14.3 ppg), Shaq Goodwin (11.8 ppg), and Michael Dixon, Jr. (11.8 ppg).

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