David West led New Orleans with 40 points. Chris Paul added 28 and had 13 assists.
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 ..."
What's Gone Wrong:
1. Cohesion: Or lack thereof. The lack of on-court chemistry and sideline certainty is the problem that underlies much of the team's early struggles ...