"Mike Fratello searches for the right combination and finds something thats working. The team makes a valiant comeback (closing the half on an 8-0 run, cutting the deficit from 13 to 7 at the end of the 3rd, and taking a one-point lead with 1:15 to play), but a combination of spent energy and poor execution keeps them from closing the deal, and the team ends up losing a close one. Rinse. Repeat.
"How many times have we seen this? After the game, Sports 56's Eli Savoie likened Griz games to Groundhog Day."
For more on the Griz and last night's game, go to Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's Grizzlies blog.
The Tigers (2-0) will play in the semifinals Tuesday against the winner of the game between No. 19 Georgia Tech and Purdue.
Memphis, which starts three sophomores and a freshman, took control at the start of the second half by hitting seven of its first 10 shots to lead 58-42 with 12:04 left.