An exerpt: For all his attributes, and he has a ton, Chris Douglas-Roberts has been scrutinized for the absence of an outside shot.
The 6-6 guard says he spent countless hours in the offseason working on everything from his midrange jumper to his three-point shooting. He is one reason Memphis is considered a favorite to reach the NCAA tournament title game.
With four other returning starters and the addition of one of the most heralded freshmen in the country in 6-4 guard Derrick Rose, the team could give Memphis its first NCAA championship in basketball.
"Yeah, we're talented, and we're deep," Memphis coach John Calipari says. "But when you have good guys that get along. .. and they're on a mission, that's when it becomes like, 'Wow.'"
Like "wow" indeed. Read the rest here.
This annual contest has traditionally served as an early-season stepping stone for the U of M, as conference play awaits later in the month.
But that trend may be over ...