The exhibition game against a nobody opponent is a time-honored college basketball tradition. You steamroll a much worse team, get a little tune-up before the season starts, entertain the fans, and move on. Unless ...
Here is photographic evidence in case they try to wipe this one from the books. pic.twitter.com/n8NJ5mghkn— John Martin (@JohnMartin929) November 13, 2014
Yes, Memphis -- a team that sits just below the Top 25 in preseason rankings -- lost in overtime to a local Division II school called Christian Brothers University. CBU actually led for much of the game, then fell behind, then came back to send it to OT and eventually win.
The Tigers have stomped CBU several years in a row, so the Bucs and their fans were pretty thrilled to get revenge:
WoooHoooo! #BigNight4Bucs!!!!— Christian Brothers U (@FromCBU) November 13, 2014
As for Memphis? Maybe this will be a down year, but it's just a preseason loss. These things happen. Syracuse know what's up.
(Also, if you're wondering who gives up chicken for breaking 70 points, here you go.)