The Tigers have got plenty of talent. This group, led by guard Chris Crawford
and point guard Joe Jackson along with Portland Trailblazers guard Will Barton,
was ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country when they came to
Memphis three years ago. Though they can’t seem to live up to the expectations people have placed on them and it was a tough choice for me to pick them to win. It’ll be a tough game against whoever they end up playing but they may just pull it off. No shame in picking an upset here though.
Crawford is cold-blooded. The junior took over at the end of the C-USA
championship game, knocking down big shot after big shot and almost
single-handedly sending Southern Miss home.
Key Stats for Memphis
5th Assists (17.2)
25th Points Per Game (75.4)
16th Field Goal Percentage (.479)