Tiger Basketball

The University of Memphis Tigers rolled into Moody Coliseum in Dallas on the momentum of much-needed victories over East Carolina and Houston and ran into an SMU team that sent them home with a 58-53 loss. Hoping to keep their chances alive of achieving a first-round bye in the American...
What do the University of Memphis Tigers look like when the team is really showing who it is – defensively and offensively? Take the one-point win (60-59) over Houston at the FedExForum on Saturday night as show-and-tell evidence. “Amazing game for us, for a lot of reasons," said Tigers' head...
Losing was a notable part of the post-game conversation after the University of Memphis Tigers got past East Carolina’s Pirates 77-73 at the FedExForum on Wednesday evening. The Tigers had lost three games in a row and were in deep need of a win to keep their hope for an...
“From our first few practices together, I knew that she was a very hard worker.” That is how Aerial Wilson, the starting two guard for the University of Memphis women’s basketball team describes junior forward Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu (Men-gee-ah-do), who serves as the dominant force in the paint for the...
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Lady Tigers head coach Melissa McFerrin had a look of both discouragement and defeat on her face after her team suffered yet another loss at the hands of AAC cellar dweller East Carolina University. "We played our butts off," McFerrin simply stated after the 61-57 setback. "But we just came up...
Beware: Tough matchup ahead on the road against the Bearcats of Cincinnati. That is what the University of Memphis Tigers are facing after a that-hurts loss to the University of South Florida at the FedExForum on Saturday. Already on shaky ground regarding a hoped-for invitation to the NCAA Tournament, the...
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The starting lineup for the Memphis Tigers’ basketball team is never set in stone. There was another change to the starting lineup against the Temple Owls. Damion Baugh was reinserted into the starting lineup – his first start since Jan. 9 at Wichita State. It worked out – Memphis took...
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The Memphis Tigers came into Saturday's women's basketball game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane seeking their second conference win of the season. It was a game with even more significance as the annual "Play4Kay" game was taking place in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. But even with star Jamirah Shutes out...
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The hits just keep on coming for the Memphis Tigers – and not in a good way. During shootaround ahead of Saturday's UConn game, starting forward D.J. Jeffries was seen with crutches. It was later reported that Jeffries will be out for 4-6 weeks with a partially torn PCL. But Memphis...
D.J. Jeffries could have gone to any school in the area. Many coaches kindly asked him to come play for their high school basketball team. But Jeffries was not having any of that.  He wanted to go to Olive Branch High School and put that program on the map...