Tennessee vs Memphis, Jan. 4, 2013
KNOXVILLE — Thompson-Boling Arena was rocking Friday night. For a nonconference basketball game. With the opportunity to have stayed home to watch Johnny Football and his Texas A&M Aggie teammates run roughshod over Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl.
Never mind that Tennessee ultimately lost its third straight game to in-state rival Memphis by an 85-80 final score.
Or that the terrific Tigers led by as many as 21 at one point in the second half.
As Memphis guard Joe Jackson -- he of the 20 points, seven assists and four steals -- said afterward, "This game will get you fired up."
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