Tiger Basketball

For the University of Memphis Tigers, the next game after the game with cross-state rival Tennessee turned out to be a 99-89 squeaker over the Trojans from Little Rock. Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway knew the peril going into Wednesday night's game at FedExForum. All week, he and his coaching staff worked...
In my three year stint as a student journalist, I have learned that time is hardly ever on your side. Between deadlines and reporting accurate, factual and timely news, it can be a challenge. Last weekend, I was presented with a challenge that was different. This time it wasn’t a...
When the No. 3 ranked team in the nation rolls in with the intention of beating you on your home court, a preferred strategy is to hit first -- and hard -- and try to control things from there. Of course, you'd like to have an electric atmosphere to draw...
By Aaron Dodson, The Undefeated Michael Jordan had a nickname for Anfernee Hardaway — and it wasn’t Penny. “He called me ‘Kid,’ ” said Hardaway, at 47 the head coach of the University of Memphis men’s basketball team. It’s been 25 years since Hardaway decided to forgo his senior year at...
Penny Hardaway bobble head dolls greeted University of Memphis fans – the first several thousands of them – as they entered the FedExForum to play the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday. And while not all of the 14,642 in attendance got one of the promotional items, there was plenty of...
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After playing four straight games in Florida – and winning just one – The Mempis Tigers were eager for some “home cooking” as they welcomed the South Dakota State Jackrabbits to FedExForum Tuesday night. Much like the Tigers, SDSU likes to play fast. But the Tigers were able to outrun...
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The Tigers returned to play in the HoopHall Classic in Miami, FL and played the No. 20 Texas Tech Red Raiders. Memphis Tiger's Coach Penny Hardaway was visibly upset about how his team played in the AdvoCare Tournament last week in Orlando. Hardaway had a week to adjust and further...
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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...