I agree with the folks on here saying we’ll take UCF down if we see them again. In that last game against UCF, we got away from our game and what is highly effective against Tacko: attacking him at the basket. If he’s focused on blocking shots, he’s either fouling a lot or not in position to rebound. But if we’re pulling up and trying to shoot 10 foot runners over him (or our deep ball isn’t falling), he’s in perfect position to rebound and we can’t out rebound him that way. We have to attack, which forces teams to collapse into the lane, which gets our shooters open.
But, all that to say, I believe our conference mates’ eyes have been opened to this reality and, I too, believe Memphis has a very good shot at beating UCF. I like our chances against Memphis even on their home floor because (1) our guards are elite defenders, and (2) we’ll out rebound Memphis.