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American Athletic Conference Announces 2015 All-Conference and All-Rookie Teams

HARTFORD, Conn. – Two unanimous selections were among the five players chosen for the 2015 American Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team, as voted by the league’s 11 head coaches. The announcement was made Tuesday by Commissioner Mike Aresco. UConn senior guard Ryan Boatright joined SMU junior guard Nic Moore as unanimous selections of the head coaches. They were joined...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU-Memphis Preview

Despite ending last season in the AP Top 25, SMU became the first ranked squad in 10 years without an NCAA tournament invite before settling for a runner-up finish in the NIT. It appears it will take a drastic collapse down the stretch for the 21st-ranked Mustangs to be snubbed again. SMU seeks its 21st victory in 23 games when it visits Memphis on Thursday night. After 23 regular...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

American Athletic Conference Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors – Feb. 23

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly men’s basketball honors for the week ending Feb. 22. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Austin Nichols • So. • F • Memphis Nichols, who had missed Memphis’ previous two games due to an ankle injury, returned the lineup to help the Tigers to a 2-0 week with...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis works overtime to beat UCF, 75-65

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Austin Nichols snapped a five-minute scoring drought that covered the final 3:45 of regulation and sparked Memphis to a 75-65 overtime win over Central Florida Saturday. Avery Woodson hit a 3-pointer with 3:45 left to give Memphis a 59-53 lead, but the Tigers did not score again in regulation, missing three shots from beyond the arc and a field goal attempt by...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis edges UConn 75-72

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Kedran Johnson scored a season-high 21 points, Austin Nichols had 16 and Markel Crawford added 14 and Memphis beat defending national champion UConn, 75-72, Thursday. Nichols, who had missed the previous two games with a sprained ankle, scored 13 of his points in the opening half. Johnson added six assists and had only one turnover. Memphis (16-10, 8-5 American...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple rallies to beat Memphis 61-60

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Jesse Morgan scored 16 points and Josh Brown hit the game-winning jumper with six seconds left to lead Temple to a 61-60 comeback win over Memphis on Saturday. Will Cummings scored 13, Quenton DeCosey 10, and Temple (17-7, 8-3 American Athletic) won its fifth straight. Shaq Goodwin capped Memphis' opening 15-6 run with a jumper and the Tigers dominated the boards...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis clobbers Jacksonville State 74-48

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Shaq Goodwin scored 16 points with seven rebounds and led five players in double figures as Memphis clobbered Jacksonville State 74-48 on Wednesday night. Goodwin finished with 7-of-12 shooting from the field for the Tigers (14-8). Trashon Burrell added 13 points and Austin Nichols had 12. Kedren Johnson and Nick King had 10 points apiece. Memphis led by 10 at...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis-Gonzaga Preview

Gonzaga has never beaten Memphis in Spokane, though until now it didn't have the chance to do so at it's rowdy on-campus arena. Looking for a 15th consecutive victory, the No. 3 Bulldogs face the Tigers on Saturday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center, where the hosts haven't lost in over two years. Gonzaga (21-1) has dropped six of seven in this series, including two straight...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nichols paces Memphis past East Carolina, 70-58

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Austin Nichols scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting to lead Memphis to a 70-58 win over East Carolina on Wednesday. Memphis closed the game on an 8-0 run in the final 3:30, with four points apiece from Nichols and Nick King. King and Trahson Burrell each added 11 points as the Tigers (13-7, 6-3 American) shot 53.8 percent. King also grabbed seven rebounds and...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats Bullied in Memphis

The Memphis Tigers used an 11-2 run during the second half to pull away from the Cincinnati Bearcats in a 63-50 victory. For the Cats, they fall to 2-2 in the AAC, 11-5 overall. UC has dropped both of their conference road games. They are 1-3 in true road games this season. This was a game where Cincinnati just couldn’t match the Tigers hustle and energy. Not to say UC didn’t...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis beats Cincinnati 63-50

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Austin Nichols scored 17 points and blocked three shots, Avery Woodson added 14 points, and Memphis beat Cincinnati 63-50 on Thursday for its eighth win in 11 games. Kendren Johnson had five assists and scored 13 points, including eight in the second half, and the Tigers (10-6, 3-2 American Athletic Conference) were outrebounded 31-28, but outshot the Bearcats...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis coasts past Houston in 62-44 win

HOUSTON (AP) Austin Nichols scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots to lead Memphis to a 62-44 win over Houston on Sunday. Markel Crawford added 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting and Kedren Johnson had 10 points to help Memphis (9-6, 2-2 American Athletic Conference) snap a two-game skid. Leading by six at the break, the Tigers broke it open early in the second...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodson with 23, lifts Memphis over Houston 73-54

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Avery Woodson hit six treys and finished with 23 points, both career-highs, to help Memphis beat Houston 73-54 in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams Wednesday. Woodson finished 8 of 13 from the field. Austin Nichols had 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for his third career double-double. Trahson Burrell chipped in 12 points for Memphis...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis defeats Western Illinois 78-51

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Nick King scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and led a balanced Memphis attack to a 78-51 rout of Western Illinois on Tuesday for the Tigers' fourth straight. Calvin Godfrey scored 12 and grabbed nine rebounds, Austin Nichols scored 12, and Trahson Burrell and Pookie Powell scored 10 apiece. The Tigers (7-4) never trailed and opened with a 12-2 run in which...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Goodwin, Memphis stifle Bradley 73-45

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Shaq Goodwin scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, pacing Memphis to a 73-45 victory over Bradley on Saturday night. The Tigers (3-3) shot 42.9 percent from the field and committed just eight turnovers. Avery Woodson and Nick King each added 11 points, and Austin Nichols had nine with four blocks. Goodwin was 4 of 7 from the field and 7 of 12 from the line...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F Austin tops Memphis 64-52

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Clide Geffrard scored 14 points to lead Stephen F. Austin over Memphis 64-52 on Tuesday. The game was tied at 45 with 8:43 left then Stephen F. Austin (4-3) used a 12-0 run, punctuated by 3-pointers from Geffrard and Ty Charles, to take control of the game. Memphis (2-3) couldn't make another run. A tense first half, where neither team enjoyed more than a 4-point...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 11 Wichita State tops Memphis, 71-56

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Ron Baker scored 21 points to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 71-56 win Tuesday over Memphis, pushing the Shockers' regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games. Fred VanVleet had 15 points and Darius Carter added 12 for the Shockers (2-0). The Tigers were led by Nick King's 16 points. Austin Nichols and Avery Woodson added 10 each. Wichita State led...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 11 Wichita State tops Memphis State 71-56

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Ron Baker scored 21 points to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 71-56 win Tuesday over Memphis State, pushing the Shockers regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games. Fred VanVleet had 15 points and Darius Carter added 12 for the Shockers (2-0). The Tigers were led by Nick King's 16 points. Austin Nichols and Avery Woodson added 10 each. Wichita State...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 11 Wichita State tops Memphis, 71-56

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Ron Baker scored 21 points to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 71-56 win Tuesday over Memphis, pushing the Shockers' regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games. Fred VanVleet had 15 points and Darius Carter added 12 for the Shockers (2-0). The Tigers were led by Nick King's 16 points. Austin Nichols and Avery Woodson added 10 each. Wichita State led...
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November 18, 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 means...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis-Houston Preview

After a long stretch of games that were rarely competitive, Memphis has had some close calls lately. With more certainly on the way as March approaches, the 21st-ranked Tigers are happy to have Austin Nichols playing like the star they thought he'd be. Coming off perhaps the best performance of his freshman season in another tight victory, Nichols and Memphis will try to avoid...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 22 Memphis beats Rutgers 64-59

Michael Dixon Jr. scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 22 Memphis led from start to finish in a 64-59 victory over Rutgers on Thursday night. The Tigers (20-6, 9-4 American Athletic), coming off an overtime loss at No. 21 Connecticut on Saturday, got 11 points from Joe Jackson and 10 each from Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols. Kadeem Jack had 18 of his 22 points...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Memphis dominates Rutgers 101-69

Austin Nichols scored 18 points, and Joe Jackson added 16 points and eight assists as No. 24 Memphis jumped to an early lead before dominating Rutgers 101-69 on Tuesday night. The Tigers (17-5, 7-3 American Athletic Conference) hit a season-high 12 3-pointers and shot 59 percent, also a best this season. Nichols was 8 of 9 from the field, and Jackson hit all but one of his seven...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

LeMoyne-Owen falls to No. 17 Memphis 101-78

LeMoyne-Owen coach William Anderson wanted a barometer on how his team would fare against a nationally-ranked team. And, despite losing 101-78 to No. 17 Memphis on Saturday, Anderson was not overly disappointed with the effort or the way his Magicians competed. ''We just wanted to measure where we were as a team, to play a top-tier team like Memphis and see if we could...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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