4 for 11 free throws.
That is all you need to know.
The Memphis Tigers led East Carolina by 10 or more for most of the game Saturday – but lost at the buzzer 72-71. The Tigers now have essentially no chance of getting to the NCAA tournament outside of winning the AAC tournament.
I don’t care how many times they turned the ball over, or how many times they allowed ECU to attempt wide-open threes. I don’t care that they started the game with only eight players.
If the Tigers were even 60% free throw shooters, they would have won that game.
I don’t think Penny should be fired, but I sure think Memphis AD Laird Veatch needs to check the “Fails to meet expectations” box when Penny comes in for his annual performance review.
The next game, if anyone cares, for the Tigers is a home game vs. SMU at 6 PM Thursday. The game will be on ESPN2 so you’ll be able to watch Memphis miss its free throws on national TV.
The NBA has a list of activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr. leading up to the MLK Day game, Grizzlies vs. Bulls, at 2:30 Monday. I should have posted that link sooner because the activities have been going on all week.
For those of you who want to do a little reading tomorrow, here’s a list of Dr. King’s speeches, sermons, essays, and interviews. Some are in audio or video format.
Grind City Brewing Co. is now selling vegan chicken salad by @daveganguru.
The snow moved out at almost exactly the moment Weatherbug reported the temperature dropping to 32 Downtown. Disappointing. The streets I can see out my windows – Monroe, Second, and the Main Street Mall – are completely clear, although rooftops and awnings have snow cover. I hear that the eastern suburbs’ road conditions are rapidly deteriorating.
Lovefood.com recently named the Arcade as the most charming roadside diner in Tennessee.
Today is Prohibition Remembrance Day, commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the stupidest amendment ever. Go have a drink to celebrate the fact that Prohibition went away before you were born. Or, for those who sit at the corner table at Max’s Sports Bar, have a drink to celebrate that Prohibition was repealed in your lifetime.
Magician/comedian Mike Super will perform Friday at the Halloran Centre.
Cocktails made with Campbell’s soups are a thing now.
That’s the news for now. Back tomorrow if there’s anything to report.