Memphis Capsule

Nickname: Tigers                         Coach: John Calipari
Location: Memphis, Tennessee             Record at Memphis: 180-62
Conference: Conference USA               Career record: 373-133
Overall Record: 32-3
Conference Record and Finish: 16-0, 1st

Seed, Region and Bid: 2, South, Automatic
Total NCAA Tournament Bids: 20
NCAA Tournament Record: 24-19 (.558)
Final Four Appearances: 2 (1973, 1985)
NCAA Tournament Championships: 0
Best NCAA Tournament Finish: NATIONAL RUNNER-UP (1973)

Final ESPN/USA Today ranking: 5
Final Associated Press ranking: 5
Final Ratings Percentage Index: 8

Record vs. teams in the field: 2-3

Starters:
F -- Robert Dozier (6-9, 215, So. -- 9.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg)
F -- Joey Dorsey (6-9, 260, Jr. -- 8.7 ppg, 9.6 rpg)
G -- Chris Douglas-Roberts (6-6, 190, So. -- 15.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg)
G -- Antonio Anderson (6-6, 200, So. -- 7.9 ppg, 3.7 apg)
G -- Willie Kemp (6-2, 165, Fr. -- 6.6 ppg, 2.4 apg)

Key Reserves:
G -- Jeremy Hunt (6-5, 210, Sr. -- 13.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg)
G -- Doneal Mack (6-5, 170, Fr. -- 7.4 ppg)
F -- Kareem Cooper (6-11, 290, So. -- 4.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg)

(statistics before NCAA Tournament)

OUTLOOK: First, the good news - Memphis extending its winning
streak to a national-best 24 games and is in the Sweet 16 for
the second time in as many seasons.  Now the bad - leading
scorer Douglas-Roberts sprained an ankle in the second-round win
over Nevada and is a question mark for Thursday's matchup with
third-seeded Texas A&M.  While the Tigers responded well without
Douglas-Roberts, scoring the game's final 14 points, they
probably have had the easiest road of any team in the tournament
for the first two rounds.  Memphis will pit its pressing,
run-and-gun style against the stifling, lock-down defense of the
Aggies, who will get an added boost by playing in their home
state.  The Tigers' three regular-season losses came at Georgia
Tech, Tennessee and Arizona, but this looms as their toughest
test of the season.  Memphis entered the NCAAs as the worst
free-throw shooting team (61.5 percent) but it made 26-of-34
against Nevada.

NEXT GAME: Thursday vs. (3) Texas A&M at San Antonio