To be fair...
Josh Pasner's decision to put Geron Johnson on Smart late and then switch 1-5 gives him a signature win! Deserving@UofMTigersHoops @ESPNCBB
— Bruce Pearl (@coachbrucepearl) December 2, 2013
I would love to see this be the beginning of something great for Pastner and the Tigers. I truly hope the coaching, the trust in the talented Tiger big men and the improved guard play were signs of good things to come for this team. While 1-13 is much nicer than 0-14, it's still 1-13. Pastner needs to take a team to or through the Sweet 16. That said, this is a well-deserved and relieving win that buys the coach the benefit of the doubt for the near future. Congrats to Coach Pastner and the Memphis Tigers.