Memphis' Penny Hardaway suggests lineup change coming after latest loss, vows to be 'complete a------'

孟菲斯作为第. 18 国家队. 球队在最后几秒将球翻了两次 20 全面的. 场上的失误和投篮命中率导致了输球. The Tigers shot 38% 从现场和 18% from the three-point line.

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Memphis forward Emoni Bates looks for room past Mississippi guard Jarkel Joiner in Oxford, 密西西比州, 星期六, 十二月. 4, 2021.

Memphis forward Emoni Bates looks for room past Mississippi guard Jarkel Joiner in Oxford, 密西西比州, 星期六, 十二月. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

Memphis has started the season 5-3, but the losses have come against teams they were expected to beat.

Hardaway took issue with some veterans on the team for not doing more to help.

We’ve got so much negativity in our locker room with veterans being jealous,” 他说 The Athletic. “Everybody’s trying to get to the NBA off the ranking we had, but nobody is willing to sacrifice minutes, touches, anything. It’s been miserable. You can imagine what a 17-year-old is thinking as he’s trying to figure it out.

Hardaway suggested making major tweaks to the starting lineup.

Memphis forward Emoni Bates takes a shot past Mississippi forward Robert Allen and guard Matthew Murrell in Oxford, 密西西比州, 星期六, 十二月. 4, 2021.

Memphis forward Emoni Bates takes a shot past Mississippi forward Robert Allen and guard Matthew Murrell in Oxford, 密西西比州, 星期六, 十二月. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

JOINER SCORES 20, MISSISSIPPI BEATS NO. 18 MEMPHIS 67-63

I’m going to have to be a complete a—— from this point on and only play the players that care,” 他告诉插座. “There’s a group of people on this team that if I played them, I really feel in my heart we could be undefeated or only have one loss. The main reason we have these losses is the veterans don’t want to take the young guys under their wings. They want it to be about them. So when adversity hits, they run. I guarantee you we’ll start winning because you’re gonna see guys out there who care and will carry out the game plan. They might make mistakes, but there are not gonna be any character issues.

Things aren’t getting any easier for the Tigers.

The team plays Murray State on Dec. 10 and Alabama on Dec. 14 with American Athletic Conference play just around the corner.

Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway reacts during the first half against Mississippi in Oxford on Saturday, 十二月. 4, 2021.

Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway reacts during the first half against Mississippi in Oxford on Saturday, 十二月. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

We’re going to play the players that care about this team, this program, this city,” Hardaway told reporters after the game. “It’s a tug of war in the locker room about who is the man and that’s not how it’s supposed to be. I haven’t played the players that care enough and that’s on me.

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