Thursday, December 1, 2022

Terry Davis

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Tigers soar past North Alabama Lions with Ole Miss in sight

No disrespect to North Alabama’s Lions basketball team, but they were not supposed to be close to the University of Memphis Tigers at the end of Wednesday’s matchup at FedExForum and they weren’t. Memphis (5-2) easily outdistanced North Alabama (4-4), racking an 87-68 win that...

Ja wins his first boys-to-men matchup against Zion as Grizzlies rout Pelicans

In the matchup of two South Carolina boys linked by basketball and now men in the NBA, the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant now has a win over the Pelicans’ Zion Williamson. Memphis – paced by star point guard Morant’s 23 points, 11 assists and 4 rebounds...

Grizzlies roll up short in comeback against Kings

In the not-so-distant past, a Sacramento Kings six-game winning streak would have struck many as an oxymoron – a figure of speech that just made no sense. The Kings team that the Memphis Grizzlies played at the FedExForum on Tuesday night came in with present-tense...

Checking in with Memphis’ G-League Hustle

On fire since the NBA G-League season started, Memphis Hustle power forward Kenny Lofton Jr. continues to establish himself as a dominant force. The Hustle lost (94-84) this week to the Birmingham Squadron at the Landers Center in Southaven. Lofton, again, led Memphis in scoring...

Tigers bowl over North Alabama on Senior Day

The bowl-hungry University of Memphis Tigers got what they wanted by stuffing the Lions of North Alabama with a 59-0 shutout at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium on Saturday (Nov. 19). The Tigers (6-5) rewarded the 24,154 on hand with a win that runs the string...

Grizzlies sock it to Thunder with Jaren Jackson Jr.’s power

Winless on their recent road trip, the Memphis Grizzlies kicked their two-game slide aside on Block Panther socks giveaway night largely aided by the power of the evening’s promotional namesake, Jaren Jackson Jr. In his first game on the FedExForum court this season, Memphis’ power...

Homecoming loss pushes Memphis’ skid to four

With their sideline studded with alumni stars, the University of Memphis Tigers rolled onto the field for their homecoming game and staggered off under the weight of a fourth straight loss. The No. 25-ranked University of Central Florida Knights (7-2, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) added...

Undefeated season in the book, MASE now focused on step-by-step run to a state title

The MASE Phoenix football team earned a little more respect each week of the regular season, which ended without a blemish last Friday (Oct. 29). The Phoenix completed their first undefeated (10-0) season with a 56-6 win over Bluff City. Yes, this is the same school...

Grizzlies profit from the evolution of Morant-Bane duo

Four games into the Grizzlies season, an epic battle was waged on the floor of the FedExForum, with Memphis’ tandem of sharpshooting guards signaling to the NBA world that when at their best they are an elite pair. All-Star Ja Morant and his backcourt mate,...

Fairley holds off Freedom Prep to secure district championship with perfect record

Freedom Prep Academy’s Eagles and the Fairley High School Bulldogs knew when the schedules were released that the winner likely would secure the 2A Region 8 District Championship. Add on that both teams entered the game undefeated in district play and the likelihood of...