Tigers Drop in Polls, Fans Still Excited

Being ranked 3rd in the Nation was a great boost for the Memphis Tigers National image.. But one loss in their last 16-games changed all that.. Now the Tigers are ranked 5th in both polls. That's done nothing to curb the enthusiasm of the fans who jam packed the U of M Holiday Inn on Central for the Tigers Basketball Banquet. Fans are celebrating a regular season Conference USA Title, a 13-and-1 League mark, and a 27-and-3 overall record.

Sr. Rodney Carney the only double award winner tonight, earning Leading Scorer and Most Valuable Player honors. Sophomore Darius Washington takes the Playmaker award. Freshman Shawne Williams gets the Newcomer award..