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The Memphis Tigers were destroyed by the Michigan State Spartans in the third round of the NCAA tournament, but DJ Stephens block on Adreian Payne was probably the highlight of the game. Stephens averaged 2.6 blocks per game this season and had eight blocks against St. Mary’s in the second round of the tournament.
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The Memphis Tigers were eliminated from the NCAA March Madness tourney today courtesy the Michigan State Spartans. Well, Tigers senior D.J. Stephens, who averaged 2.6 blocks this season and is coming off an 8-block performance against the St. Mary’s Gaels, swatted the Spartans Adreian Payne’s hook shot with the animosity of someone scorned by impending defeat. Check the video...
The Michigan St Spartans are headed to the Sweet 16 for the 11th time in the last 16 seasons, as they downed Memphia 70-48 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The highlight of the day came from power forward Adreian Payne who threw down a Keith Appling lob, with a bit of a bobble: Those were the most emphatic 2 points of the 14 Payne scored. He also contributed with 10 rebounds and 5...
As diehards of this site (Mom? Are you there?) already know, The Hoops Manifesto runs a College Dunk of the Year Tournament every spring. Our next nominee for the 2012/13 edition is Michigan State's Adreian Payne.
D.J. Stephens has a ridiculous amount of hops and they were on full display during Memphis’ second round match-up against the Spartans. Check out how high D.J. gets above the rim to absolutely steal the soul from Adreian Payne. Disgusting.
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Entering the NCAA tournament, Memphis trailed only Gonzaga in wins.
After the sixth-seeded Tigers were eliminated by a 70-48 loss to Michigan State on Saturday, they remained among the most confident schools in the nation.
''We know we have one of the best teams in the country,'' Memphis forward D.J. Stephens said. ''We should have never lost this game....