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Coach Pastner has loaded backcourt with Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Tigers are loaded in the backcourt. Coach Josh Pastner has a quartet of guards, all seniors, with significant college experience and postseason resumes.

Pastner says all the experience is really exciting because a coach isn't going to get that many times throughout a career.

A nice situation, except Pastner also must find time for all those guards and a front-line to balance out the Tigers' approach.

Memphis enters the season with a familiar pot of ingredients with a high-ranking recruiting class, depth at key spots, experience on the roster and an anticipated preseason Top 25 ranking.

The Tigers went 31-5 last season and finally won an NCAA tournament game with Pastner. Now they want a faster start in their first year in the American Athletic Conference.