Team preview: Memphis

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:09 PM ET
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Since arriving in Memphis in March of 2000, John Calipari has watched helplessly as the NBA lured away recruits Amare Stoudemire, Qyntel Woods and Kendrick Perkins and established star Dajuan Wagner. But in 2004-05, it's time for payback. If Calipari's program can't beat the show, they'll join it.

After 13 years in the Pyramid, the Tigers are moving into the palatial FedExForum this season, where they'll room with the NBA's Grizzlies and up to 18,400 of their closest friends.