The 8-2 and 17th-ranked Memphis Tigers will be home on Saturday as they welcome in the Jackson State Tigers for an out-of-conference match up before conference play begins to heat up soon.
After a close two-point loss to the Florida Gators, Memphis bounced back with a Southeast Missouri State a few days ago, a game in which head coach Josh Pastner brought out a relentless full-court press defense.
He addressed that decision following the game, as well as how it helped:
“I’m glad that we put it in,” Pastner said. “There’s going to be different times that we need it. Sometimes we don’t need it. The press helped us win the game.”
Whether or not that could have made a difference in the Florida game, we’ll never know. But we may be seeing more of that from this Memphis squad, especially against a struggling Jackson State team on Saturday.
Here’s how you can watch all the action on Saturday:
Date: Dec. 28
Start Time: 12 PM ET
Location: Memphis, TN
Arena: FedEx Forum
TV Info: ESPNU
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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