Austin Nichols may have hit the biggest shot of his career, but it was what happened after the game in the locker room that had every media outlet talking about the Tigers.
For the first time this season, Nick King was healthy and did not play. The sophomore, who is averaging 19.7 minutes per game, sat by and watched as Memphis beat Tulane.
Josh Pastner called timeout with 25.3 seconds left and the shot clock turned off. Memphis and Tulane were tied at 55. It was Austin Nichols' time to win it for Memphis.
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When Memphis and Tulane meet on Saturday night in New Orleans, the venue will be unfamiliar to both teams. "I don't know what kind of crowd they'll have," Pastner said.
Memphis may have played poorly in the first half of Wednesday's loss at Tulsa, however, the Tigers only trailed by seven and were by no means beaten with 20 minutes left.
For the fifth time in the last six games, Trahson Burrell failed to reach double figures for Memphis and was noticeably frustrated from start to finish against Tulsa.
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Josh Pastner and Austin Nichols were blindsided by Wednesday's blowout loss to Tulsa. "I didn't see that one coming," Pastner said.
Austin Nichols admitted after Wednesday's game that he may have been forcing it on Wednesday in the loss to Tulsa. "I was rushing almost everything," he said.