(AP) -- Avenging its only loss of the season has given Memphis a large boost of confidence, but coach Josh Pastner made it clear that his team can't bask for too long in its high-profile victory.
The 16th-ranked Tigers get a chance to prepare for their next big matchup with back-to-back games against unheralded opponents, beginning with a visit from Northwestern State on Saturday.
Memphis (5-1) was blown out 101-80 at Oklahoma State on Nov. 19 but didn't appear intimidated in a rematch in Sunday's Old Spice Classic championship game at Orlando. The Tigers rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit for a 73-68 win over the then-No. 5 Cowboys.