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by Terry Davis Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Memphis Tigers returned to Memphis with a (3-3) record after losing two out of three games in the Advocare Invitational in Orlando Florida last week.  Head Coach Penny Hardaway was not pleased with his team after the blowout loss to Oklahoma State...
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MEMPHIS 75, CHARLESTON 78 Orlando-area native Grant Riller scored 32 points and added a career-high nine assists, Jarrell Brantley had 19 points, and Charleston won the fifth-place game. Former Orlando Magic star and first-year Memphis coach Penny Hardway saw his team drop two of three at the invitational. "I'm growing as a...
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Kyvon Davenport scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 10th career double-double, and Memphis beat Canisius 71-63 in a consolation-round game at the AdvoCare Invitational on Friday. Mike Parks and Antwann Jones both had 14 points for Memphis (3-2), which will play the winner of UAB-Charleston in the...
Memphis East 69, Olive Branch 50 The University of Memphis were the winners of a major recruiting battle, with the declaration from the number one high school prospect in the country James Wiseman. Wiseman announced his intentions to play for the Tigers next season on the day his team, the East...
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Two years ago, top high school hoops prospect James Wiseman moved from Nashville to play for Penny Hardaway, then the head coach at East High School. And on Tuesday, Wiseman announced he will play for Hardaway again – as he declared his intent to attend the University of Memphis next...
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The Memphis Tigers’ basketball team entered the game against the Yale Bulldogs with heavy hearts. Former teammate Karim Azab passed away this week from the complications of leukemia. Hardaway never coached Azab but said, “I spent some time with him when I took over the job and before he was...
The hits keep coming for the University of Memphis and it’s rookie head coach Penny Hardaway. Despite being undersized and overmatched by LSU in a 85-76 loss in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (Nov. 13), the program scored a win on the first day of the fall signing period, securing commitments...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prophJbb1nI By Brett Martell, AP Sports Writer BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Skylar Mays’ soaring, one-handed, frenzy-inciting jam on a determined drive down the lane made it clear he won’t always be overshadowed by the highly regarded recruits that have made LSU basketball relevant again. Mays scored 19 points, transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams...
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The Penny Hardaway era at the University of Memphis got off to a roaring start. The new coach of the Tigers faced the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech in his first official game of his college coaching career. The Tigers did not let down their coach and cruised to a...
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New Memphis Tigers coach Penny Hardaway has stressed that he intends for his team to play a fast-paced game on both ends of the floor – swarming defense and a high-octane offense. Thursday's 120-66 exhibition win over the LeMoyne-Owen Magicians featured plenty of both. Freshman Tyler Harris bombed away from the...