Memphis Tigers 2008/09

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Tigers Conference USA
Coach: John Calipari
Record: 33-4
Dance Seed: 2
Dance Result: Round of 16
Players: Tyreke Evans
Robert Dozier
*Antonio Andersen
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 55
Scoring Defense * 7 A+
Free-Throw Percentage * 165
Rebound Margin * 19
Assists Per Game * 85 B-
Turnovers Per Game * 60
Scoring Margin 2 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 101 C+
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 1 A+
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 218 C-
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 184
Won-Lost Percentage 2 A+
Blocked Shots Per Game 7 A+
Steals Per Game 14
Personal Fouls Per Game 111 C+
Assist Turnover Ratio 51
ThreePt FG Defense 10
Turnover Margin 35 B+
MPI - Marchpool Index 10
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control37C+
RPI Decade47
Round of 16
#10 Seed: The 2008/09 Memphis Tigers were one of the great dominant defensive unit of the first digital decade!   A dominant front line hid some serious shooting issues this team demonstrated over the campaign. With Tyreke Evans leading the way, John Calipari's squad ran the CUSA schedule on their way to a 27 game winning streak. They put it all together to become a #2 dance seed, a bracket slot many in the media questioned.  John Calipari fully leveraged the #2 seed to motivate his Tigers, putting a big chip on their shoulder minutes after the Selection Sunday announcement. .  A high scoring Missouri team took this Memphis Tiger team out of the dance earlier than anticipated, sending Evans into the NBA draft in the process.