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Memphis move may hit Pastner hard

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08:18 AM ET 02.08 | News that Memphis will join the Big East would seem on the surface to be a celebratory occasion for just about everyone involved. [Except] Josh Pastner. This is not a great development for the Memphis basketball coach. ... [Pastner will] no longer be able to out-recruit his league because Louisville, Connecticut, Villanova, Marquette and Georgetown (just to name a few) all recruit at the highest levels, too. So now Pastner will find himself fighting with the likes of Rick Pitino, Jay Wright, John Thompson III and Mike Brey to get to the top of the Big East, and he'll be scrapping like crazy in some years to avoid falling into the bottom half. It's much easier to consistently beat UAB, UTEP and Southern Miss.

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February 8, 2012  08:43 AM ET

The New Big East will be the Old Conference USA.

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February 8, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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The New Big East will be the Old Conference USA.

I second that emotion.

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February 8, 2012  12:07 PM ET
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Memphis: the Boise State of College BBall.

What's next...a blue court?

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February 8, 2012  05:57 PM ET

"It's much easier to consistently beat UAB, UTEP and Southern Miss."

Thank you Captain Obvious.

 
February 8, 2012  06:01 PM ET

I hate it when coaches have to outrecruit .... Mike Brey.

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