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For the fourth straight decade, Fred Horton is taking a Memphis high school boys' basketball team to the state tournament. This time it's Whitehaven High School. The Tigers advanced to the Class AAA state tournament after a 72-53 win over Bartlett High School on Monday. It's back-to-back state tournament appearances...
Thirty-five years after their last state basketball tournament visit, the Lady Golden Wildcats of Melrose are headed to state in pursuit of a Class AA title. Melrose ended its drought with a 57-47 win over Crockett County in the sectional game played at Melrose in front of a full house. Head...
Isaiah Maurice committed to the University of Memphis from Kansas State University two years ago. He has experienced the highs and lows of college basketball. Going from a spot starter on last year’s squad to coming off the bench this season, he’s learned to embrace his role on this year’s...
After losing by 29 points on Friday night, many expected the Grizzlies to have a bounce-back game against the pitiful Hawks Saturday night at FedExForum. They did and it was any easy-doing task. Jonas Valanciunas led the Grizzlies with 27 points and 17 rebounds, and rookie guard Ja Morant provided 24...
Call it my then-allegiance to Michael Jordan as the GOAT. Or, maybe I was just tired of sports media trying to anoint the next Jordan. Whatever you want to call it, when I first heard of some Ohio hoops prodigy named Lebron James back in 2002, I thought there was...
In a season with challenging twists, the University of Memphis Tigers find themselves in position to knot up advantageous seating in the upcoming American Athletic Conference after a 68-60 win over Witchita State’s Shockers at FedExForum on Thursday night. Memphis improved to 21-9 and 10-9 in the American Athletic Conference...
ATLANTA -- Gorgui Dieng had 17 points and 10 rebounds, leading nine Memphis scorers in double figures, and the Grizzlies pulled away in the second half for a 127-88 win over the cold-shooting Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Memphis, trying to protect its No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoff field, has won...
As University of Memphis guard Madison Griggs knocked down her fourth three-pointer of the game with 4:53 left in the third quarter, the crowd went berserk. There was good reason to celebrate the deep-range shot. By swishing that bucket, Griggs broke the record for most three-pointers converted by a freshman...
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As the Grizzlies tipped off the first of two games this past weekend, fans could reasonably expect the young cubs to split the back-to-back. After all, on Friday it was the surging but still sub-.500 Sacramento Kings in your first game at FedExForum since the All-Star Break. Saturday night's game...
The Memphis Grizzlies won quarters one and four by a combined 12 points and still managed to lose 104-101 to Sacramento's Kings at the FedExForum on Friday night. In their fifth straight loss, the Grizzlies were outscored by the Kings by 15 points in the middle quarters, including by 12...