Memphis, fresh off their most impressive victory to date on the first of the month when they defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys, ranked No.5 at that time. The Tigers followed up that performance as they should have, with a blowout victory over Northwestern State.
While a showdown with the ranked Florida Gators awaits them on Tuesday, they will look to avoid the upset against Arkansas-Little Rock. Memphis are favored big, but Arkansas-Little Rock does have talent on its roster. Forward Will Neighbour is currently posting averages of 18.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.
How to Watch
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (3-5, 0-0 in Sun Belt) @ #16 Memphis Tigers (6-1, 0-0)
Friday the 13th
8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Picture Box : ESPN3
Should you be watching?
Sure. The only truly appealing match-up on Friday is No.23 Iowa at No.17 Iowa State, and that doesn’t tip off until 9:30 PM. Memphis is always an intriguing team, and with Florida finally getting healthy and restoring to full-strength, it will be interesting to see if the Tigers can take care of business early and perhaps get some rest.
Also, as I said earlier, Neighbour is an interesting talent that will never be a household name. Regardless, after he posted 21 against Florida earlier in the season, it will be intriguing to see what he can do against another ranked team.