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  The University of Memphis basketball team made its first road trip of the season Nov. 12, when they traveled to play the Oregon Ducks on a somewhat neutral court in Portland, Oregon at the Phil Knight Invitational. Even though the University of Oregon campus is 110 miles from Portland, Ducks...
Just hours before the University of Memphis Tigers tipoff against their first nationally-ranked opponent The University of Oregon Ducks, new allies have emerged in the legal fight to preserve freshman star James Wiseman's NCAA eligibility — and they are in the Tennessee State Legislature. State Rep. Antonio Parkinson of Memphis...
James Wiseman has been named Freshman of the Week for the American Athletic Conference. From the University of Memphis' athletics site gotigersgo.com: Wiseman was named the league's Freshman of the Week for his performances last week against South Carolina State and UIC. In those games, he had 45 points, 20 rebounds...
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A couple of hours before the tipoff between, the Memphis Tigers and the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames, the NCAA alerted Memphis that their prized recruit James Wiseman is likely ineligible. An injunction got Wiseman onto the court just before tip off and the Tigers rolled to an easy win over...
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The Memphis Tigers impressed the nation with the debut of James Wisemen on Tuesday, with fans far and wide looking forward to seeing his next game. But Wiseman almost didn't play in Friday's 92-46 blowout over the University of Illinois-Chicago. Just hours before tipoff, fans learned that Wiseman had been...
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For South Carolina State head coach Murray Gavin, his team's struggles against the Memphis Tigers boiled down to one word – one name, really. “Wiseman,” Gavin said. “The size, athleticism and the ability to hit free throws even when he gets fouled.  He is everything everyone anticipated. We just did...
“It’s about to get real now.” Those were Memphis Tigers' head basketball coach Penny Hardaway words after a solid if not spectacular 88-63 exhibition win over Lemoyne-Owen College on Monday. He'll take the win, but wasn't satisfied with how his team played, giving up 23 offensive boards and 19 turnovers. "There...
The Memphis Tigers hosted the Lemoyne-Owen College Magicians in their second and final exhibition game before the regular season starts next week, handily defeating LOC 88-63 in front of 15,363 at FedExForum on Monday. However, for Memphis fans, the final score wasn't as important as who didn't play. For the...
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The Memphis Tigers basketball team got their season under way with an exhibition game against the Christian Brothers University Buccaneers.  The Tigers handily defeated the Bucs 86-53. The anticipated playing of every expected player on the team will have to wait.  James Wiseman did not play in the game but...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veP-uxJ_59w The time that hoops fans have been waiting for is finally at hand: The start of the 2019-20 University of Memphis men’s basketball season. While their regular season tips off on Nov. 5 against South Carolina State, first up are two exhibition games: Christian Brothers University on Oct. 24, followed...