'Memphis Madness' revs up fans for Tigers basketball season - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

'Memphis Madness' revs up fans for Tigers basketball season

Reported by Carrie Anderson

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The Memphis Tigers' off-season turmoil included a change in coaches, an NCAA investigation, and key players suffering injuries. 

But those obstacles did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of fans ready to rock the FedEx Forum for Memphis Madness Friday night.

So many fans showed up to see the blue and gray back in action, thousands were turned away.

Coach Josh Pastner's team took to the court for the first time this season for the free, pre-season exhibition.

Rapper Yo Gotti performed, and players had some fun with a dunk contest judged by Penny Hardaway, Rudy Gay and Allen Iverson.

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