Memphis, UConn dominate early games

Updated: March 21, 2009, 7:15 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach

A few observations from Saturday's early set of games in the NCAA tournament:

1. You can insult Conference USA all you want. Yes, Memphis didn't play a schedule as tough as the teams in the ACC or Big East, but the Tigers might be as talented as any team left in the NCAA tournament.

After a less-than-impressive 81-70 victory over No. 15 seed Cal State-Northridge in the first round of the West Region on Thursday, the No. 2-seeded Tigers steamrolled No. 10 seed Maryland 89-70 in the ...

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