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The term "signature win" is being applied by some to the University of Memphis' 77-57 win over the University of Central Florida Knights on a rare Sunday start at the FedExForum. And while the definition of a "signature win" can -- and does -- vary, a common denominator is that...
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The Memphis Tigers (12-6, 4-1) are in a critical part of their schedule. What happens over the next few games will help determine if the NCAA tournament is still a realistic goal this season. The Tigers play Temple in Philadelphia tonight (Jan. 24), followed by a match against UCF at...
“It was the uniforms,” Kareem Brewton Jr. said jokingly. Brewton and his University of Memphis teammates rolled past the SMU Mustangs 83-61 at the FedExForum on Saturday night. Brewton made six three-point shots (a career high)in the victory in front 16,673 at the FedExForum. The Tigers wore uniforms reflective of the...
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While appearing on the ESPN show “Get Up,” Penny Hardaway delivered the definitive answer to a question that surfaced soon after he was named head coach of the University of Memphis mens basketball team. "Lil Penny is actually going to be coming back out soon," Hardaway said of his doll-sized...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jeremiah Martin scored 21 of his 27 points in the first half, Kyvon Davenport added 17 points and Memphis beat Tulane 83-79 on Sunday. Memphis has won 14 of the past 16 games in New Orleans — with two of those coming in the 2007 NCAA...
“It was an ugly win, but we will take those,” was the opening statement of Head Coach Penny Hardaway after the University of Memphis Tigers managed to get by the East Carolina University Pirates 78-72 at FedExForum Thursday night. Looking to send a message to freshmen Tyler Harris and Antwann...
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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...