Tiger Basketball

The race for fourth place in the American Athletic Conference took an important turn when the Tigers beat back the Temple Owls 81-73 in front of 14,652 at FedExForum Tuesday night. The Tigers have been playing their most consistent basketball all season over the last seven games. Tuesday's much-needed win...
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A few days ago, Jeremiah Martin raised eyebrows when he said he felt like he was the best player on the best team with the best coach in the American Athletic Conference. Somewhere in there, he dropped 40+ points TWICE -- something that no Memphis Tiger had done in history,...
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  “We are not good enough to take any team for granted” is what Penny Hardaway said before the Tigers played the Tulane Green Wave at FedExForum. The Tigers did not take the Green Wave for granted and won 102-76 before a crowd of 14,747. For the second time this season,...
“We will take a win any way we can get it” was the opening statement from University of Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway after the Tigers defeated UCONN 78-71 in front of 17,162 at FedExForum. The Tigers entered the UCONN game losers of four of the last five games and...
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Desperation or the lack thereof is the reason that head coach Penny Hardaway states is the reason for his team’s lack of energy to start games away from the FedExForum. The home crowd has given the Tigers the extra spark they have needed throughout the season. But despite a spirited arena,...
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Penny Hardaway has been a boon to sports talk radio across the country. Hardaway has not been going by the normal script, just sticking to just going to the media and saying the canned answers that most coaches give on a regular basis. Hardaway has not been afraid to call a...
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...