Mike Parks, Jr. looked toward the ceiling at the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center last week and began counting the different homes he lived in with his fingers. “One, two, three,” he said under his breath, and quickly went silent. Ten seconds passed before his next words. “Oh my God,” Parks finally said. “It had to be eight or nine between the 10th and 12th grade.”And then Parks smiled and laughed, because that’s how his mother taught him to stay upbeat even in the worst of times.
Another reality check arrived in the form of a quizzical look from Memphis forward Kyvon Davenport during practice a few weeks ago. Coach Tubby Smith had been going over the basics of playing zone defense, such as positioning and movement, when Davenport informed Smith he had never really played zone defense before. It was a moment of both confusion and clarity, and the latest signal that perhaps Smith underestimated the difficulties of integrating eight new scholarships into his system.
The onslaught had long since begun against one of college basketball’s storied programs, and so Memphis coach Tubby Smith decided to do something he hadn't been able to do all season long. He inserted a walk on, in this case senior Alex Moffatt, into the game with 3:44 remaining in regulation. The crowd at FedExForum rose and applauded, acknowledging both the debut of Moffatt and a scene that they had been unaccustomed to, at least this season.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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