* Sprint Center hosted its first NCAA tournament event, and was a success. We attended the Saturday session and enjoyed a great atmosphere, despite a couple of obnoxious Michigan fans sitting behind us. Memphis coach John Calipari liked Sprint Center:
"This place is unbelievable," Calipari said. "The building is off the charts. I've got like four offices in our locker room. I've never seen anything like it. I like to have a little space for myself in a locker room and I almost got lost. They have a training room in there. A training room!
"This is as nice a setup as I’ve seen."
* Speaking of Memphis, they are freakishly athletic and talented. Add top recruits DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall next year, and the recent addition of top-notch recruiting assistant coach Josh Pastner from Arizona, and the Tigers will be in the national championship conversation for at least the next 3 or 4 straight years.