(WMC-TV) - It is West meets East this weekend in college basketball when the Memphis Tigers travel to Knoxville to face Tennessee, and it looks like Memphis will be shorthanded in this latest cross state rivalry.
Tiger Center Tarik Black has missed the last two games with a sore groin, and Coach Josh Pastner says Black is not expected to play Friday night. The junior forward is officially listed as doubtful for the game.
In nine games this season, Black is averaging about 11 points and 5 boards per contest.
All test results came back negative, and Pastner says Black could return January 9th in the Tigers' Conference USA opener against East Carolina.
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