KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Confident and suddenly hitting shots from long range, last year's national runner-up Memphis is making another run - and keeping its coach's lip zipped.
That's right. The normally outspoken coach John Calipari kept quiet while his Memphis Tigers dismantled Maryland to reach the NCAA's round of 16 for the fourth-straight year.
Now, Memphis is headed to the West Regional semifinals in Glendale, Ariz., to face Missouri or Marquette. At 33-3 and with a nation-leading 27-game winning streak, the Tigers are again serious title contenders, even after losing three starters to the NBA from last year's team.