So, basically, the post-game became Iavaroni and me chatting a little bit, which was both awkward and bemusing. I asked about the struggles of closing games with young players and about trying to modulate the energy level and aggressiveness of players like Lowry and Gay.
His response, in part: "He [Lowry] is going to face [challenges] throughout his young career and so is Rudy. They are young players. We dont want to give into that constant reminder, because it sounds like an excuse ...
Read the rest of Chris Herrington's post-game musings at "Beyond the Arc," the Flyer's Grizblog.
The highly touted freshman had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in his collegiate debut and No. 3 Memphis beat Tennessee-Martin 102-71 on Monday
Calipari said Rose might be the player Memphis needs this year to push them into the Final Four.
"You need to have a guy, that when the game is on the line, he can just dog the other guys and do whatever he wants when he wants," Calipari said. "He can do that ..."