MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Tigers began their game against Gonzaga on Saturday the way Mike Tyson began fights in his prime.
The opening bell was still echoing while the Tigers were beating the Bulldogs senseless.
The score was 10-0 after 127 seconds. The Zags' mouthpiece had flown into the third row, and their eyes were swelling. Memphis had made all four of its shots; Gonzaga had missed all three. Bulldogs coach Mark Few was calling timeout to stop the hemorrhaging.