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Memphis defense shuts down Oral Roberts late for 78-63 win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Austin Nichols scored 15 points, had a career-best eight blocked shots and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Memphis to a 78-63 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday. Memphis had 15 blocked shots to tie a single-game record. Pookie Powell, who had seven assists, added 14 points while Trahson Burrell contributed 12 and Avery Woodson chipped in 10 for Memphis (6-4...
Via AP on Fox
19 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Beach Bowl Is Not A Pleasure Trip For BYU Or Memphis

Miami is — along with New Orleans — one of the great winter party destinations for American football fans. The city has served as the longtime host of the venerable Orange Bowl game, and it has also hosted 10 Super Bowls. Miami is a city made for postseason football, so it might be easy to think that the Brigham Young Cougars and Memphis Tigers want to live it up in South Florida...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Bowl breakdown: BYU vs. Memphis

MIAMI BOWL: BYU (8-4) VS. MEMPHIS (9-3) MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2 P.M., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Some people will sit down to watch the Miami Bowl and focus in on BYU quarterback Christian Stewart or Memphis linebacker Tank Jakes. Zoom out, however, and watch a classic football matchup: a powerful offense versus a stout defense. BYU averaged 36.2 points per game this season, only 19 teams in the...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Beach Bowl Preview and Prediction: Memphis vs. BYU

By Chip Williams | Memphis Columnist E-mail the author | Follow on Twitter On December 22, 2014, the Miami Beach Bowl will officially join the college football bowl circuit, hosting, on paper, a very entertaining game that features the Memphis Tigers (9-3. 7-1)—co-champions of the American Athletic Conference—and BYU (8-4). Memphis entered the season with raised […] The post...
Via AAC Football Fever
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AAC Power Rankings: Co-Champions are No. 1, 2, and 3 Heading into Postseason

AAC Football Fever Power Rankings: Week 16 1. Memphis Tigers (9-3, 7-1; LW: No. 1)—It’s been one heck of a week for the Memphis football program. The Tigers won their share of the American Athletic Conference championship, are in the middle of signing coach Justin Fuente to a contract extension, and are going to the […] The post AAC Power Rankings: Co-Champions are No. 1, 2...
Via AAC Football Fever
12 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU football: Cougars will face Memphis in inaugural Miami Beach Bowl

Provo • BYU will face one of the American Athletic Conference’s tri-champions in the Miami Beach Bowl on Dec. 22 at Marlins Park. Several news outlets reported Sunday afternoon that the 8-4 Cougars will face the 9-3 Memphis Tigers at noon MST in the new bowl’s first game. Memphis tied with Central Florida and Cincinnati for the AAC title in that league’s second year of existence...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
13 days ago

Memphis Football Dealing With Concequences of Success

At a program like the University of Memphis, success in football is something that does not come around often and when it does, it happens to come with positives and negatives. This past Saturday, the Memphis Tigers won what will now be a share of the American Athletic Conference Football Championship and improved their record […] The post Memphis Football Dealing With Concequences...
Via AAC Football Fever
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penalties Killed UConn Football In Loss To Memphis

When Bob Diaco took over the UConn Huskies football team, he talked about wanting to eliminate the things that cause losing. His message hasn’t changed from Day 1. In their loss to the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, UConn committed eight penalties for 115 yards. Most of these weren’t of the five-yard variety. They were mostly 10-15 yarders. Basically, they weren’t the pre-snap...
Via Sox and Dawgs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Can Play Spoiler Against Memphis

The Memphis Tigers can go from last place in 2013 to at least a share of the American Athletic Conference in 2014 this afternoon with a win over the UConn Huskies. UConn, on the other hand, would like to spoil the Tigers chances of winning the American title. The American football championship trophy will be on hand today and UConn will do their best to prevent it from being presented...
Via Sox and Dawgs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Can Secure Small Share of AAC Title with Win vs. UConn

It is borderline unfathomable what could take place on Saturday: the Memphis Tigers could win the American Athletic Conference Title. No, not in basketball. In football. Memphis has always been a basketball school in a basketball city. Ever since the Grizzlies came to town, the city has nicknamed itself “Hoop City,” and rightfully so. The […] The post Memphis Can Secure Small...
Via AAC Football Fever
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Familiar Face Leading the Memphis Tigers’ Rushing Attack

Following their 31-20 win against South Florida, the Memphis Tigers (8-3, 6-1) look to secure at least a share of the American Athletic Conference championship on Saturday as they will take take on the Connecticut Huskies (2-8, 1-5)—statistically one of the worst teams in college football. Over the last several games, Memphis has been led […] The post Familiar Face Leading the...
Via AAC Football Fever
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Conference Catch-up: American Athletic

Best Player: Jalen Adams, Connecticut Best Potential: Dedric Lawson, Memphis Best Scorer: K.J. Lawson, Memphis Best Shooter: Trey Lowe, Temple Best Rebounder: Steven Enoch, Connectict Best Passer: Sedric Barefield, SMU Best Defender: Tacko Fall, Central Florida Best Glue Guy: Jacob Evans, Cincinnati Best Athlete: Jalen Adams, Connecticut 1. Memphis Tigers K.J. Lawson | 6...
Via Hoopniks
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis loses exhibition game to Division II Christian Brothers

Memphis, chosen to finish third in the American Athletic Conference and an NCAA Tournament participant in 10 of the last 12 years, lost an exhibition game Wednesday 74-70 in overtime to Christian Brothers, a Division II school located just minutes from the Tigers' campus.  Though city bragging rights now can go to Christian Brothers, the fact that the game was an exhibition...
Via Fox Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: Memphis Tigers Team Preview

This time last year Josh Pastner had a backcourt some were describing as college basketball’s best thanks to the presence of four senior...
Via Athlon Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn tickets for Memphis game the most expensive on the schedule

Following a championship season, ticket prices are certain to rise. And that is certainly the case for UConn mens basketball tickets after last year’s national championship run. The average price for tickets to a UConn home game is currently $176, according to Easy Seat, an official ticketing partner of the UConn Huskies. Leading the way is an early March matchup with conference...
Via The Sports Daily
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia and Memphis add top 100 junior guards

On a busy Monday of high-major college basketball programs accepting verbal commitments, the Virginia Cavaliers and Memphis Tigers each accepted their second pledge in the 2016 recruiting cycle, taking an eye towards the future with current high school juniors. Both Kyle Guy and Randall Broddie made their way to Virginia and Memphis midnight madness events over the weekend, ...
Via Hoopniks
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Uncle Of Former Memphis Basketball Player Pierre Henderson-Niles Accuses John Calipari Of Having A Pay-For-Play System

Memphis Tigers The uncle of a former Memphis basketball player made some pretty damning allegations against former Memphis head coach John Calipari that, if true, could be disastrous. Stephen Saine is the uncle and former guardian of ex-Memphis forward Pierre Henderson-Niles. A Memphis native, Henderson-Niles ultimately had a forgettable career at Memphis, never averaging more than...
Via College Spun
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Memphis fends off George Washington

RALEIGH, N.C. -- As 8-seed Memphis (24-9) entered its opening NCAA Tournament game, it was thought that George Washington (24-9), the 9-seed, was the tougher-minded, more resilient team.  But in the end, it was Memphis that came out as the more physical team, dominating the offensive glass early and setting the tone before hanging on for a 69-66 win.  1. Billion Dollar Bracket...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Memphis 6’1 Guard Joe Jackson Blocks 7 Foot Center

It is no suprise to anyone that basketball is a tall man’s game. But everyone once in a while you get a player on the smaller side who has enough athleticism to stick around. Memphis Tigers guard Joe Jackson may only be 6’1, but he has some serious ups. In fact, he was able to block Przemek Karnowski who happens to be 7’1. The post Watch Memphis 6’1 Guard Joe Jackson Blocks...
Via Standing O Sports
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Coach Argues With Louisville Fans That Called His Players Thugs

The Memphis Tigers got a huge win on the home court of the defending champion Louisville Cardinals last night. Salty Cardinal fans took exception with the celebratory manner in which the Tigers left the court and starting insulting them. Memphis head coach Josh Pastner was having none of it, and stuck up for his players letting the fans know that they have a perfect APR score and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Coach Josh Pastner Donates 250K to Athletic Department

  It’s been a pretty good year for Memphis head coach Josh Pastner. His 16th ranked Memphis Tigers are 6-1 with an impressive win over 7th ranked Oklahoma State. Now Pastner has set a school record after donating $250,000 to the university’s athletic department. “Josh’s gift is the largest ever made by a Memphis coach and will be used for sport enhancements and improvements...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Missner's Manifesto: Declawing The Memphis Tigers

(Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports) Since writing about how much I hate college basketball polls last year, you might expect that I would have become tired of charging that particular windmill and realize that the polls aren’t going away. You would be underestimating my level of stubbornness. In fact, I have basically gone off the deep end and will lecture anyone who dares bring...
Via Hoops Manifesto
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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