Tigers tip off regular season Friday

Tigers tip off regular season Friday

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - College basketball is here for the Memphis Tigers!

The U of M tips off its season Friday evening against the 25th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

The matchup is a part of the Naval Academy Classic in Annapolis, Maryland, and a great challenge for a young Tiger squad eager for recognition.

Tigers Head Coach Tubby Smith looks forward to the matchup.

" It would do a lot for us," he said. "Obviously when you beat a team that's ranked. A team that is from a power 5 conference, it means a lot to your program."

The teams tip off at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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