Lady Tigers fall to SMU in Double OT Thriller, 91-86


In an exhilarating double-overtime showdown at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, the Memphis Tigers women’s basketball team displayed remarkable tenacity, despite falling short with a final score of 86-91 against SMU on January 11, 2024.

Memphis started strong, leading the first quarter with a score of 23-14. However, SMU rallied back, resulting in a game that saw multiple lead changes. The intensity continued through two overtime periods, with SMU ultimately securing the win.

Madison Griggs was a standout for the Tigers, scoring 19 points in 49 minutes of play. Hannah Riddick also made a significant contribution with 22 points, highlighting her offensive capabilities. The Tigers showed a balanced attack, finishing with a 35.6 percent shooting rate from the field (26-73) and making 25 percent of their three-point attempts (6-24). Their free throw performance was marked at 73.7 percent.

Defensively, Memphis was strong, gathering 41 rebounds and 14 steals. This defensive prowess kept them in contention throughout the game, reflecting their tenacity and teamwork.

Despite the loss, the Tigers’ performance in this hard-fought match showcased their determination and skill. The team’s ability to extend the game into double overtime underlines their competitive spirit and resilience.

As Memphis prepares for their upcoming fixtures, this game serves as a testament to their capability and potential in the ongoing season. The narrow defeat, though disappointing, highlights areas for growth and development, setting the stage for what promises to be an engaging and spirited season for the Tigers.