CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Josh Pastner on getting that first win over a Top 25 team, and what a win it was! Memphis beat #5 Oklahoma State to win the Old Spice Classic last night, 73-68. Shaq Goodwin was named tournament MVP, and also American Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Austin Nichols was named conference Freshman of the Week. Your city is so proud of you, Tigers! Here’s a full report from CBSSports.com.
Bad weather is on the way for the weekend. The MemphisWeather.net forecast shows temps falling on Friday with rain changing to freezing rain or sleet. Very cold on Saturday, and then another chance of ice or snow on Sunday. I had a St. Jude half-marathon runner email me today and ask how Memphis handles icy weather. The answer is, not well at all. If you are coming from out of town for this Saturday’s race, I would recommend taking vacation and getting here Thursday if it all possible.
The marathon/half-marathon is not the only thing happening on Saturday. The Tigers have a home game at noon. The SEC championship will be played that day, and the bars will be packed with people watching the game. The Grizzlies have a home game at 7. Also at 7 will be Bob & Roland’s 9th annual Stumblin’ Santa pub crawl and toy drive. Last year over 700 Santas marched around Downtown, and it will probably be even bigger this year. If you want to join in, put on a Santa suit or other and bring a toy to the first stop, the Flying Saucer, about 7.
A man is accused of punching a cop and throwing another cop through a window at B.B. King’s Sunday morning. Read the story here.
That’s all for now. I am just dead tired but will try to make it out for a little while after work.