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As he introduced the Memphis starting lineup before Sunday night's matchup with visiting Murray State, longtime Tigers public address announcer Chuck Roberts made a gaffe that will surely give him nightmares for weeks.
"And the head coach of your Tigers, John Calipari," he said, inciting a chorus of boos from a fan base that clearly hasn't forgiven their former coach for bolting for Kentucky almost three years ago.
Some in the crowd might have been longing for the Calipari days by the time they filed out of the FedEx Forum two hours later. Memphis rallied late but fell 76-72 to the undefeated Racers, certainly not an unforgivable loss yet also not a game a preseason Top 20 team expects to lose on its home floor.
At 5-3 with games against Louisville, Georgetown and Xavier left on their non-conference schedule, Memphis hasn't taken the step forward it hoped so far this season. The Tigers have flexed their muscles against Belmont and Miami, but they also dropped ...
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After losing 76-72 to Murray State on Sunday night, Memphis head coach Josh Pastner advised two of his key players, freshman swingman Adonis Thomas and sophomore guard Chris Crawford to ignore Twitter.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports, “Pastner said part of his conversation with the players dealt with focus and ignoring their Twitter accounts, which both players shut down...
This is not the smartest move that a PA announcer could make on his home turf. To refresh memories. John Calipari has not coached as the Memphis boss of the court for over two years. When a coach leaves your school to accept a large sum of money, it is probably not best to remind everyone. Too soon?
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It’s been nearly three years since John Calipari left Memphis for Kentucky, but don’t tell that to the Tigers’ PA announcer. Memphis’ PA announcer introduced John Calipari as the Tigers’ coach prior to the team’s game against Murray State Sunday. That’s a bit of a problem, considering Josh Pastner is the team’s head coach. Watch [...]
Everybody knew John Calipari's closing strategy Saturday night. Everybody except his own players.
On a night No. 1 Kentucky committed 17 turnovers and allowed a season-high point total, it was the simplest of things - missed free throws and the inability to foul - that allowed Christian Watford to knock off the nation's No. 1 team with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave...
Tigers coach orders guard Chris Crawford, swingman Adonis Thomas to shutdown their Twitter accounts
There are two words that the Memphis Tigers do not want to hear these, somewhat, low days, "John Calipari." Well, the Tigers PA announcer failed his job on Sunday when Memphis was preparing to start their home game against Murray State when he forgot that Josh Pastner is the guy standing a few feet away from him. Not John Calipari.
Although Memphis has a game against a highly ranked powerhouse looming, facing a team that received only two votes in the latest AP poll may be just as dangerous.
The 21st-ranked Tigers look to survive their first test of the week Sunday when they host Murray State, which is looking to open 10-0 for the first time in 60 years.
Since losing two of three games at the Maui Invitational...
New University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente said Sunday he is in the process of putting together his first staff, one that will include several members of the previous staff and a newcomer.
At 9-0 and tied for its best start under a first-year coach, Murray State enters today's 5 p.m. contest against No. 21-ranked Memphis (5-2) at FedExForum as one of only nine Division 1 teams still undefeated.
Dec 11, 6:00 PM | FedExForum
Murray State Racers vs Memphis Tigers Odds
Murray State travels to Memphis on Sunday, hoping to boost its 9-0 record with a victory over the Tigers.
The Tigers sit at 5-2 (3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Racers are currently 9-0 (4-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 4-1-1 OU, and Murray State is 3-3 OU.