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9 Memphis
Lars Anderson
November 21, 2005
After missing last year's tournament, a young team takes a great leap forward
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November 21, 2005

9 Memphis

After missing last year's tournament, a young team takes a great leap forward

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FAST FACTS

Coach: John Calipari 2004--05 record: 22--16 (9--7, T6 in C-USA)

2005 postseason: Lost in NIT semifinals to Saint Joseph's

STARTING LINEUP

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

ENEMY LINES an opposing coach's view

Conference USA is a different league after losing the likes of Louisville, Cincinnati and Marquette, so I think Memphis can take advantage of that.... If Shawne Williams plays well enough this year, he's a guy who can put his name in the NBA draft next June and get picked.... Joey Dorsey plays big and physical.... They're very talented but also young, and when you depend on young guys, things can go either way.

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