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The task was tough: knock of the No. 19-ranked Houston Cougars on their home court. Memphis was game but not nearly tough enough as the Tigers fell 90-77 on Sunday night. Kareem Brewton Jr. had a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting, Jeremiah Martin added 16 points and eight rebounds...
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“I am savoring every moment of this” is what Penny Hardaway said of his first conference win as head coach of the University of Memphis. The Tigers (9-5,1-0) defeated the Wichita State Shockers 85-74 in front of a FedExForum crowd of 15,068 on a chilled and rainy Thursday night. Wichita State’s...
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by Terry Davis, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As 2019 tips off, The Memphis Tigers’ 8-5 record reflects a team that’s won games in which they were favored to win and have lost the games they weren’t. In that time, the players have had to adjust to first-year head...
Now that the University of Memphis Tigers have successfully navigated the HBCU part of their basketball schedule, the next stretch of games will be the measure of where they stand in the American Athletic Conference hierarchy. After another naggingly slow start last Saturday against Florida A&M and with the crowd...
For the University of Memphis Tigers, the next game after the game with cross-state rival Tennessee turned out to be a 99-89 squeaker over the Trojans from Little Rock. Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway knew the peril going into Wednesday night's game at FedExForum. All week, he and his coaching staff worked...
In my three year stint as a student journalist, I have learned that time is hardly ever on your side. Between deadlines and reporting accurate, factual and timely news, it can be a challenge. Last weekend, I was presented with a challenge that was different. This time it wasn’t a...
When the No. 3 ranked team in the nation rolls in with the intention of beating you on your home court, a preferred strategy is to hit first -- and hard -- and try to control things from there. Of course, you'd like to have an electric atmosphere to draw...
By Aaron Dodson, The Undefeated Michael Jordan had a nickname for Anfernee Hardaway — and it wasn’t Penny. “He called me ‘Kid,’ ” said Hardaway, at 47 the head coach of the University of Memphis men’s basketball team. It’s been 25 years since Hardaway decided to forgo his senior year at...
Penny Hardaway bobble head dolls greeted University of Memphis fans – the first several thousands of them – as they entered the FedExForum to play the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday. And while not all of the 14,642 in attendance got one of the promotional items, there was plenty of...
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After playing four straight games in Florida – and winning just one – The Mempis Tigers were eager for some “home cooking” as they welcomed the South Dakota State Jackrabbits to FedExForum Tuesday night. Much like the Tigers, SDSU likes to play fast. But the Tigers were able to outrun...