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March 20, 2018! Mark it down. The first – and unofficial – “Penny Day.” Sure, it was the first day of spring but it was cloudy and decidedly chilly outside. Inside the hearts and minds of many, the more real shift was from the “winter” of a dismal basketball period at...
When the heart-throbbingly popular local basketball legend “comes home” to coach his college team, it’s a no-brainer bet that his first appearance in that role would be a thriller, no matter how brief. One of the worst-kept secrets ever is now a cat - OK, Tiger - out of the...
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In breaking news that has been one of the worst kept secrets in the city, Penny Hardaway was officially introduced as the next head coach of the University of Memphis Mens Basketball program. More coming soon, including coverage from TSD Tigers freelancer Terry Davis and ace photographer Warren Roseborough. But...
By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer Former Memphis All-American Penny Hardaway is heading back to his alma mater —as its men's basketball coach. Memphis will announce Hardaway as its next coach on Tuesday, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity...
The University of Memphis did what many – and arguably most – fans of the men’s basketball program thought was needed, firing head coach Tubby Smith and his staff. And while professional decorum dictated the use of the term “agreement of separation,” Smith and crew were fired. Terminated! “After considerable deliberations...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tubby Smith has been fired as Memphis men's basketball coach after two seasons amid dropping attendance and donations to the athletic department. Smith told reporters he was no longer coach as he left a meeting Wednesday with Memphis President M. David Rudd and athletic director Tom...
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kyvon Davenport scored 27 points with nine rebounds and Memphis held off a late-game push from South Florida for a 79-77 win on Thursday in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament. No. 5 seed Memphis (20-12) advances to meet fourth-seeded Tulsa (19-11) in...
  The Memphis Tigers entered the last game of the regular season before heading to Orlando, Florida for the American Athletic Conference on Thursday March 8. The Tigers came into Sunday's game wounded from the embarrassing loss to the University of South Florida Bulls at home last week 75-51. South Florida...
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By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tubby Smith isn't happy about losing the American Athletic Conference's leading scorer to a broken foot, but likes the way his Memphis Tigers have responded to Jeremiah Martin's season-ending injury. Mike Parks Jr. and freshman Jamal Johnson each scored 18 points and...
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For the University of Memphis Tigers, Tuesday night's surprise win of the No. 23 ranked Houston Cougars was the first victory over a consensus-ranked opponent in the era of head coach Tubby Smith. With an announced crowd of 6,536 at the FedExForum, the Tigers took down the Cougars, who had...
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