Tiger Basketball

Alex Simmons absorbed her surroundings. On the front row within the Elma Roane Fieldhouse sat family members on hand for her formal introduction as the new University of Memphis women’s basketball head coach. Two young children – her own –...
Alex Simmons knows the value of a “basketball city” in building a successful women’s basketball program at a university invested in the growth of that program. Simmons, who coached five seasons at Gardner-Webb, is the new coach of the University...
The University of Memphis Tigers still have a lot of post-season hunger in them. Bring on Bowling Green. The Tigers (22-10) earned a spot among the WNIT’s Super 16 with a 79-62 victory over Ball State University at the Elma...
COLUMBUS, Ohio – With 5.5 seconds to play, the University of Memphis Tigers were on the verge of a coveted first-round win in the NCAA Tournament. They just needed to keep the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls from scoring...
Fifth-year senior guard Jamirah Shutes has experienced highs and lows hooping for the University of Memphis women's basketball program. During her freshman season, the Tigers won just 11 games. On Thursday night (March 16), Shutes added to the highs with...
FORT WORTH, Texas –- For the NCAA Tournament-bound Memphis Tigers, securing the American Athletic Conference Tournament title with a win over Houston, the No. 1 ranked team in the country, was a business matter settled on the court of...
The “most complete win of the season” – according to U of M head coach Penny Hardaway – was the Tigers’ 40-point dismantling of Tulane on Saturday. And, he said, “It is the most impressive considering what was at stake....
FORT WORTH, Texas – It's post-season time and Memphis Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway, who often has said he knows “how hard it is to win a basketball game” any time, is even more sure “how much harder it...
The regular season is done for the American Athletic Conference, which lays claim to the nation’s No. 1-ranked Houston Cougars and a team of Memphis Tigers that almost delivered a historic program victory to a sold-out FedExForum crowd on...
When pursuing a dream in the game of basketball moments come when the end is nearer than the beginning and the reality of the journey causes the dreamer to reflect. Such was the case for the Tigers’ Kendric Davis...