Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sports

FRISCO, Texas -- For the University of Memphis Tigers, the season is done, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) has been won and head coach Penny Hardaway already is peeking ahead at what could come after the championship run. “I am...
FRISCO, TEXAS -- If we are in it, we might as well go ahead and win it. That was the sentiment from Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway when the Tigers missed out on an NCAA bid and got a...
In a game their coach yelled, “It’s do or die time,” the University of Memphis Tigers eked out a win over Boise State on Thursday night and landed in the final four of the National Invitation Tournament The Tigers (18-8)...
Down by four at the half to Oklahoma City on the road, the Memphis Grizzlies absorbed the Thunder’s early second-half spurt and then rode their defense to victory. For the Grizzlies (21-20), the 116-107 win was their 10th on the...
Ja Morant’s big-time dunk punctuated a third quarter keyed by the defense as the Memphis Grizzlies beat Boston 132-126 in overtime, casting aside a 10-game losing streak to the Celtics (21-22). Oh that third quarter, the first Memphis had taken...
The mathematics of basketball – at the most basic level – involves “figuring” what to do in response to challenges and opportunities. When things add up the result can be a NIT post-season victory such as Memphis’ 70-61 win...
The Memphis Grizzlies banged down the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, earning a 110-103  win with the kind of effort they did not muster in losing the night before to the same team at FedExForum. “I think it was...
The way the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday seemed not square up with the fact that the teams were only separated by one game in the standings. With both teams eyeing a push to...
Losing streaks tend to generate the desire to win any way possible short of cheating. Teetering on a three-game slide, the Memphis Grizzlies got the job done (89-85) against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. “This is probably one of the...
For a NCAA Division I basketball program with the history and aspirations of the Memphis Tigers, the National Invitational Tournament often is associated with the word “bittersweet.” “It is bittersweet,” said Memphis head coach Hardaway, ahead of the Tigers first-round...