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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...
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The wait is over . . . sort of. Ever since The University of Memphis announced hometown hoops hero Penny Hardaway as its coach, excitement soared. And when local prep stars like Alex Lomax and Tyler Harris began flocking to join his squad, the anticipation only accelerated. Well, fans will get their...
TSD freelance photographer Warren Roseborough was on the scene at FedExForum Thursday night for Memphis Madness. So many great photos  . . . we'll add more captions later, but we wanted to get these up ASAP. Enjoy!  
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The 2018 version of Memphis Madness was not like any other in the city of Memphis. For the first time since the hiring of new head coach Penny Hardaway, the city and fans of the team had a chance to show their appreciation for the new life that he has...
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This time last year, when Tubby Smith was patrolling the sidelines as head coach of the Memphis Tigers, there was no Media Day, despite the team having eight new players. There was little buzz about the team in general – and about the annual coming-out party called Memphis Madness...
The University of Memphis plans to kickoff its 2018 basketball season on a high note as many will be celebrating the first year return of Penny Hardaway as head coach at the FedExForum this Thursday during Memphis Madness. Rumors are swirling about of who will be in attendance and who...
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It's not hyperbole to say that Larry Finch is one of the most revered and beloved figures in the history of The University of Memphis – if not the entire city. So it's not that surprising to learn that UofM will be developing a park that will bear his name...
https://youtu.be/hf13xtFVJ7U One might expect new Tigers Head Basketball Coach Penny Hardaway to pad his schedule with some lower tier teams – you know, to hopefully build some momentum with what should be easy wins. And anyone expecting that from Hardaway would be sorely mistaken. On Aug. 20, The Tigers announced one of...
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Years ago, Memphis Madness was a precursor to the Tigers Hoops season, a way to introduce the team to the city and to build excitement for the start of college basketball at The University of Memphis. But ever since Penny Hardaway was introduced as head coach, there's been nothing BUT...
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For several years, the upcoming season of Tiger Basketball hasn’t held much anticipation for its fans. But with the hiring of rookie Head Coach Penny Hardaway and the subsequent addition of talent, fans are clamoring for the start of the season. Players can’t wait either. The Tigers have been holding...