Memphis coach John Calipari has been trying to cast his team as a dissed underdog even though the oddsmakers have Memphis as a 2-point favorite over the Bruins on Saturday. Memphis only lost one game this year and was 1 or 2 in the polls much of the year, so there's little question they'll be a tough opponent (of course the Bruins shouldn't have lost any of the 3 they lost; they simply haven't played with intensity for a full 40 minutes several times this year). I don't think intensity or a letdown will be a problem this Saturday. Several stories have emphasized the fact that they're not satisfied with getting to the Final Four for the third year in a row. It's time to win it all. It looks as if Mbah a Moute is back at full strength, which is good news. I just hope Josh Shipp starts driving the lane more.
I'm scheduled to be at Angie's wedding Saturday, and it might not be over before the game starts. Thank goodness for DVRs.