Memphis basketball is 17-5 and in position for an at-large bid. Where is the buzz?

Tulane. USF. Temple. UCF.

That is what is left of the road ahead of Memphis basketball before it arrives at Houston. The Tigers, 17-5 overall and 7-2 in AAC play, are in a good spot. Is it a good enough spot that they can afford a bad loss?

On this week's episode of the Tiger Basketball Podcast, beat writer Jason Munz and columnist Mark Giannotto weigh in on that. They also debate this hypothetical: If Memphis has to face either Alabama or Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, which team would the Tigers rather go up against?

Reach sports writer Jason Munz at or on Twitter @munzly.

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Tiger basketball podcast: Penny Hardaway has Memphis back on track