11.18.09 8 years ago 6 Comments

We’re about a week into the season for college hoops, we’ve already had a dramatic last-second win and, after last night, a scare for the consensus No. 1 team. Memphis took No. 1 Kansas the distance last night, just coming up short in a dramatic 57-55 loss. I mean, I guess it was dramatic. For November, anyway.

Memphis (1-1) closed within three on Doneal Mack’s 3-pointer with a minute left, then cut the lead to 56-55 on Elliot Williams’ long 3 with 17 seconds left. Sherron Collins hit 1 of 2 free throws at the other end to give Memphis a final chance, but Williams’ contested 3-pointer clanged off the back iron.

Williams thought the shot was in. The Jayhawks held their breath until it caromed away. –Y! Sports.

Kansas’ 21 turnovers kept Memphis in the game, and the close game keeps a left-for-dead team abandoned by John Calipari for Kentucky. First-year Memphis coach Josh Pastner can hope to see his team in the Top 25 next week. And then maybe eat a nice breakfast. Because that’s important. More NCAA Scores.

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