“If we play not to lose,” Pastner proclaimed, “we’re going to lose.”
Memphis came out with its typical bravado in the round of 32 against Virginia, but the Cavaliers soon put the game in their methodical grip. Ever clinical, never volatile, Virginia dissected the Tigers, shooting 55 percent from the field and holding Memphis to 40 percent in a 78-60 win.
Nobody’s (ok some people probably are) saying fire Josh Pastner or that the Universtiy could if they wanted too. But it was frustrating to watch Memphis get killed and not compete again.
Look at the bright side: When this Memphis loses games, it's not heartbreaking.
— Geoff Calkins (@geoff_calkins) March 24, 2014