Memphis-Tennessee: Can You Feel the Heat, Tigers?

Twins HinesCorrespondent IFebruary 22, 2008

The time has come for No. 2 Tennessee to play undefeated No. 1 Memphis. Their coach says that "Pressure is a privilege." I think this is pressuring the kids that play for this basketball team because they want to be No. 1 and not lose a game for their coach.

It could make them nervous, and when you're nervous, you can make a lot of mistakes. The NCAA tournament (March Madness) coming up is a lot more important. I think they should play hard, but they should keep in mind that it is okay if they lose one game in the season. 

You also don't want your team losing their focus to teams they should beat. You also don't want a huge upset like losing to an unranked opponent before the tournament that could cause Memphis to lose its momentum.

Memphis is really strong in the center and can move the ball around great. They have amazing little guys. I like the strategy they use, and their defense is almost impossible to get through, even though they only won by one point against Tulane.

Memphis needed to do better than that because now some people are doubting that Memphis can go undefeated. Memphis wasn't supposed to be this good this year and that's why I like them so much, because they are showing that they can do the impossible.

But can this team go undefeated into the tournament or will Tennessee pull the upset? I can't wait to find out at 9:00 p.m on ESPN.  Tune in!