The Tigers will provide an interesting challenge for the Wahoos. This game will pit two teams with contrasting styles against each other. One thing is for certain, the Cavs' defense needs to be on point from the get go.
Memphis got to this point by beating George Washington in the second round on Friday. They are a team that get break fast and can not only hit the lane but also hit those shots from the outside.
The Tigers average over 77 points a game, shooting 48 percent from the field and just over 33 percent from the outside. Although a power on offense, Memphis has struggled against opponents that have made them slow down. The team can be inconsistent and become frustrated if those shots don't fall as they are accustomed.
Virginia was sloppy with the ball at times against Coastal Carolina, that is something the Cavaliers can't repeat against an opportunistic Memphis-who forces about 15 turnovers a game.
Memphis has a couple of quality guards in Joe Jackson and Michael Dixon. The key to this game for the Wahoos is exploit Memphis weakness and if I may steal the 'Hoos motto, "play their game." They have the ability to frustrate Memphis. Akil Mitchell and Anthony Gill can push around the Memphis big men and can certainly pick up the boards.