College Basketball: Memphis PA Announcer Makes Embarrassing Mistake

Ezra AmacherContributor IIIDecember 12, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 21:   Tyreke Evans #12 of the Memphis Tigers looks on as head coach John Calipari stands on one leg during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 21, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Terrapins 89-70.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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At the Memphis-Murray State game on Sunday, the PA Announcer made a potentially unforgivable mistake when doing the pre-game introductions.

It has only been a few years since John Calipari ditched the Tigers to go coach at Kentucky, a move that rightfully angered Memphis fan base.

So when the Memphis PA Announcer, Chuck Roberts, mistakenly called Calipari the Tigers' head coach, it was understandable why the entire FedEx Forum erupted in boos.

To make things worse, the underdog Racers went on to upset Memphis and will likely replace the Tigers in the upcoming Top 25 poll.

What people around the nation will remember from this game though is not the great victory by Murray State, who is now 10-0 on the season, but the gaffe by the PA Announcer, who is almost certainly going to receive a lot of unwanted attention.

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