Can You Find Memphis Tiger Joe Jackson in this picture?

11 SI NCAA Tournament Preview Cover

The 2011 Sports Illustrated NCAA Tournament Preview magazine cover is a compilation of players, coaches, mascots & cheerleaders from the college basketball teams heading to the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament.  Memphian Joe Jackson is the representative for the Memphis Tigers.  Do you see his great action shot?  

This is one of 5 regional editions…and the 2 covers I’ve seen have Joe Jackson pictured in the same position.  According to another story, the five regional covers feature Ohio State’s David Lighty, BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, Kansas’ Marcus Morris, Duke’s Nolan Smith and UConn’s Kemba Walker.

After winning the Conference USA Championship, the University of Memphis is seeded #12 in the West, with a 25-9 record.  On Friday 3/18, they play 5th seeded Arizona (27-7) at 1:45 pm CDT in Tulsa.

Go Tigers Go!

Ironically….or not, this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated has an interesting and long story about ex-Tiger and current Kentucky Basketball coach John Calipari.  The title is:  Too Slick, Too Loud, Too Successful.  Why John Calipari Can’t Catch A Break.