Parody in College Hoops

18-of-25 teams ranked in the  NCAA Basketball AP top-25 poll  last week suffered at least one loss from Monday, Jan. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 30, as Gary Parrish from pointed out on Twitter account today.

For Tiger fans, that should provide at least a little bit of solace after the Tigers suffered a 85-70 setback to Marshall Saturday night in Huntington, W. Va.

Memphis is 16-5; 4-2 in C-USA through 21 games with freshmen playing more minutes for the Tigers than any other team in the country, according to Ken Pomeroy and the “kenpom” basketball statistics website.

Improvements can be noticed each game with Tiger cubs–Tarik Black showing better footwork, Joe Jackson becoming more of a distributor, Will Barton learning to take the shots that come to him rather than forcing it.

Josh Pastner is doing a really good job of continuing to coach these players on and off the floor. As I’ve heard many people say this season:

The great thing about freshmen is they quickly turn into sophomores.

Also, a great note taken from the game notes on (courtesy U of M Athletic Media Relations), the top-10 youngest teams in America (by age on the roster, which is slightly different than the “kenpom” index referenced above) and their records, respectively:

Nevada – RPI 205 / 7 -13
Stetson – RPI 297 / 6 -14
Toledo – RPI 324 / 3 – 16
GA Southern – RPI 342 / 1 -18
Savannah St – RPI 292 / 3 -17
North Dakota – RPI 312 / 6 -10
MEMPHIS – RPI 35 / 16-5
St Louis – RPI 172 / 6 – 13
Michigan – RPI 69 / 11 – 9
Robert Morris – RPI 197 / 9 -12


About pmccllln

21 years young. Senior PR student at the University of Memphis. Student intern for Memphis Athletic Media Relations. Follow me @p_mcclellan.

Posted on January 31, 2011, in Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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