From the Associated Press: Memphis is winning, but not the way coach John Calipari would like.
The No. 23 Tigers will try to please their coach with a better effort when they host former league rival Cincinnati on Thursday before opening their Conference USA schedule.
Oddsmakers have the Tigers set as 15-point favorites.
Calipari found plenty of fault in his team`s 87-62 win over Lamar in its most recent game last Thursday. The Tigers (10-3) shot 43.2 percent from the field and 54.8 percent (17-for-31) from the free-throw line.
Those numbers were slightly below their unimpressive season averages - 45.7 percent from the field and 60.0 percent at the foul line - and Calipari is expecting more from his club as it goes for a third straight win since losing 79-71 at then-No. 9 Arizona on Dec. 20.
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