DJ Stephens’ monstrous block on Adreian Payne

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. [YouTube]
Via Diehardsport
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis eliminated by 70-48 loss to Michigan State

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....
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

DJ Stephens skies for vicious block

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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis survives frantic finish, beats St Mary's

When D.J. Stephens is dunking and blocking shots, Memphis looks like a team that could make an extended run in this NCAA tournament. Then, the Tigers start missing free throws and turning the ball over - and suddenly no lead seems safe. ''It's the NCAA tournament. Things like that happen,'' coach Josh Pastner said. ''We just missed some free throws down...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gaels a shot short against Memphis in 54-52 loss

Matthew Dellavedova caught the ball and took one more 3-pointer. It was about as good a scenario as Saint Mary's could have hoped for, especially since the Gaels were trailing by five moments earlier. But Dellavedova, the school's career leader in scoring, missed long as time expired. ''As soon as Delli got the ball in the corner, we all thought it was going to...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Southern Miss pulls off best pump fake ever

This might be the best shot fake of all-time.On Saturday, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles visited the Memphis Tigers for a Conference USA affair. Shortly into the first half, Eagles forward Dwayne Davis received the ball behind the arc on the wing and proceeded to launch a shot. No, not really. It turned out that Davis' attempt was a fake and it made Tigers defender D.J. Stephens...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis 94, Tulsa 64

D.J. Stephens matched his career high with 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked five shots as Memphis took an early lead and easily defeated Tulsa 94-64 on Saturday. Stephens' hustling play in the first half allowed Memphis to hold a 17-point lead at halftime, and the Tigers (18-3, 7-0 Conference USA) continued to pour it on in the second half for their 12th straight win...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

M. Basketball. Stephens' Dunk Versus Xavier Nominated For InterSport Dunk Of The Year

Memphis junior forward D.J. Stephens' tip-dunk in the Tigers' 72-68 victory over Xavier Feb. 4 is nominated for college basketball's Dunk of the Year, Intersport announced Monday. Two winners from each week will be determined by fan voting at facebook.com/DunksOfTheYear.
Via Memphis Tigers Athletics
February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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