Alterique Gilbert ‘in the mix,’ UConn men bring some momentum to Memphis

Memphis (15-5, 4-3) will provide a different kind of opponent — as talented as a any team on UConn’s schedule, but young and hard to predict. Coach Penny Hardaway assembled the top-rated recruiting class in the country, but lost James Wiseman, projected as a high pick in the NBA Draft, who left the team to focus on his pro career. The Tigers start four freshman, including Precious Achiuwa, who has 11 double-doubles, averaging 15.4 points and 10.3 rebounds. They’ve struggled recently, losing four of seven games in January, including a 40-point loss to Tulsa.

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