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Tigers look for 1st NCAA win under coach Pastner

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By CLAY BAILEY
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Tigers have won so much under coach Josh Pastner that the pressure just keeps building over what they still lack.

An NCAA tournament victory.

The Tigers haven't won a tournament game since 2009 before John Calipari bolted for Kentucky. Pastner succeeded Calipari and now has led the Tigers to three straight tournaments.

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Pastner has his highest seed at No. 6 in the Midwest Regional with a more mature team that ran roughshod through Conference USA yet again. His Tigers (30-4) and Gonzaga are the only teams with 30 wins already.

Junior forward Tarik Black says their goal is not just to win one but the whole tournament.

Memphis plays Thursday afternoon in Auburn Hills, Mich., against either Middle Tennessee or St. Mary's, who play Tuesday night in Dayton.

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