I truley believe that the pep band helped take Dorsey out of that game just a little bit before the game even started. When Memphis was warming up before the game with their little dunkfest, Dorsey missed one. We went nuts and started yelling at him. Then he tried to shoot some free throws. Each time he went to the line we waived our arms away from the basket and yelled his name. He looked over at us and smiled and shook his head. Looking at your hecklers is the first step in admitting that we are inside your head. He couldn't hit any free throws while warming up. Eventually he went to the other side of the court in frustration to shoot his free throws over there. Just before the game, as Memphis was running out right next to us, several of us put our hands out for mocking high fives. All the other players ignored us. But again, Dorsey acknowledged us and put out his hand only to slyly pull it away at the last second. He was ours. During the first half, he had three fouls and no points in just a few minutes. Every time he touched the ball, we started yelling his name. At one point during the second half, they had his head on the video board (4 fouls, 0 points at this point), and we again, yelled his name and he shook his head in response again.
We heard him talking to the refs like the SI article mentioned. He was asked if the ref to tell us to shut up. It was awesome. Fans really do make a difference.