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Tigers get first basketball commitment for 2020-21

Many Memphis Tiger Basketball fans have been wondering when would the U of M get any commitments for next season. They got one Thursday, which could be the precursor of more to come.

Tigers season over, coronavirus cancellations sweep the sports nation

  Memphis Tigers returning home after AAC cancels tournament

  NCAA keeping general public from men’s, women’s basketball tournaments due to coronavirus

UofM’s Precious Achiuwa wins AAC Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year honors

Memphis Tigers women win first round AAC tournament game

Tennessee upsets Kentucky in Lexington

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South Carolina stops Mississippi State Bulldogs

Tigers’ Griggs breaks AAC single season 3-point record

Tigers battle Bearcats to overtime but fall 92-86

Tiger women’s basketball gets big win on road

Tigers basketball recruiting target set for Nike Hoop Summit

Penny Hardaway touts Lance Thomas for Tigers win at UCF

A first for Ole Miss Women’s hoops

Ole Miss now has its first Women’s McDonald’s All American ever in Madison Scott.

No. 20 Tigers blasted at Tulsa

The Tigers have lost their last four-straight trips to Tulsa.

9th ranked Tigers host Georgia at FedExForum

The ninth ranked Memphis Tigers get a two for one Saturday at FedExForum

Tigers women’s basketball wins again

The Memphis Tigers Women beat Alabama A&M 79-71.

Tigers open AAC Men’s Basketball schedule with win over Tulane

  ESPN report: James Wiseman signs with agency, officially ending his college career

  Caretaker for U of M’s Tom the Tiger travels to Texas for historic bowl game

Precious Achiuwa talks about former teammate James Wiseman

  Hardaway responds to Wiseman’s decision to withdraw from U of M

  James Wiseman leaves U of M in prep for NBA

AAC catches Tennessee again as Cincinnati beats No. 21 Vols

The Cincinnati Bearcats handed the Tennessee Vols their second straight loss to the AAC

Tiger basketball keeps climbing in AP Poll

The Memphis Tigers get a bump up in the AP Poll thanks to their win at Tennessee Saturday 51-47.

Ole Miss outlasts Georgia Southern in overtime

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team fed off an energetic Kids Day crowd of 6,574 in a wild game against Georgia Southern on Monday morning, with the Rebels prevailing in overtime, 69-66.

No. 13 Memphis beats rival No. 19 Vols 51-47

The No. 13 Memphis Tigers out-gritted No. 19 Tennessee at Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville on Saturday, 51-47.

Basketball Tigers get set for trip to Knoxville

Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tiger basketball team is set to renew its rivalry with the Tennessee volunteers in Knoxville on Saturday. Many are viewing this match-up as a battle between Penny and Vols head coach Rick Barnes.

Tigers Basketball moves up in AP poll

The Memphis Tigers have moved up two spots to 13th in the latest AP poll.

Tigers basketball looking for cohesion at Birmingham

The Tigers whipped the Blazers in Memphis last year with a senior laden team. This time, Penny Hardaway puts his heralded freshmen to the test.

Tigers basketball finds leadership in A-LO

The 15th ranked Memphis Tigers basketball team may be closer to finding some leadership on its young roster of players.

NCAA denies Stokes eligibility waiver for Tiger Basketball

The 15th ranked Memphis Tigers Basketball team gets another blow from the NCAA with the denial of Big Man Isaiah Stokes’ eligibility application for this season.

No. 15 Tigers improve to 7-1 with win vs Bradley

The 15th ranked Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball team puts its new national ranking to the test Tuesday night against the Bradley Braves at FedExForum.

Ole Miss comes from way down to slip past Penn State

The Rebels were in the semifinals of the NIT tipoff at the Barclays Center in New York against Penn State.

  NCAA upholds reinstatement conditions for U of M basketball player James Wiseman

U of M officials announced the final ruling Wednesday afternoon after the university appealed the NCAA's decision last week.

Bathroom break helps Jeffries lead Tigers past Trojans

The former Olive Branch star, normally comes in as a reserve, but he was supercharged in this contest, pouring in 15 points in the first half.

  Sports analysts weigh in on Wiseman’s suspension

The nation's number one recruit, James Wiseman, is benched for a total of 12 games and must pay $11,500 to a charity of his choice, after the NCAA ruled him ineligible to play for the University of Memphis.

  Penny Hardaway calls NCAA’s ruling on Wiseman eligibility unfair

Wednesday the NCAA ruled Wiseman will sit out of competition until January 12th and have to pay $11,500 to a charity of his choice.

Tigers hang on to beat Little Rock without Wiseman

With the James Wiseman situation somewhat settled, a 12 game NCAA suspension that the U of M is appealing, the 16th ranked Tigers set their sights on the Trojans of Little Rock.

  UofM appealing decision after NCAA rules James Wiseman must sit out 11 more games

The NCAA has ruled Memphis basketball player James Wiseman must sit out 11 more games because of financial assistance his family received before he became a Tiger basketball player.

  ‘We support James:’ Penny Hardaway addresses Wiseman’s NCAA decision

Hardaway spoke for the first time since James Wiseman announced he would be dropping his lawsuit against the NCAA.

  Local lawmakers weigh in on Wiseman NCAA decision

The fight over James Wiseman’s ability to play is drawing attention from state and federal lawmakers.

  Sports analyst weighs in on Wiseman’s decision

Sports analysts believe Thursday's announcement regarding James Wiseman's decision to withdraw his lawsuit against the NCAA and the University of Memphis means a resolution is likely coming.

  UofM declares James Wiseman ineligible after he asks attorneys to withdraw lawsuit against NCAA

Attorneys for James Wiseman say he is withdrawing his lawsuit against the NCAA and the University of Memphis after being deemed ineligible to play for the Tigers.

Tigers fall on road at Oregon as foul trouble limits Wiseman

Oregon beat Memphis with a final score of 82-74.

Tigers’ Wiseman earns AAC Freshman of the Week

“The American” names Wiseman as its Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Tigers first two games this season.

  Lawyer who beat NCAA thinks Wiseman will win eligibility case

A legal ethics lawyer who won his fight with college athletics tells WMC Action News the outcome of this case could change the NCAA forever. ​

  Nation watches as Wiseman takes on NCAA

The eyes of the nation are on Memphis as the fight between the NCAA and James Wiseman begins.

  Tigers fans react to NCAA’s ruling against James Wiseman

The NCAA ruled Wiseman ineligible to play and it didn't sit well with fans.

  Tigers head coach says James Wiseman will continue to play

Head coach Penny Hardaway says James Wiseman will continue to play moving forward, even though the NCAA says he is likely not eligible to play.

  Attorney: NCAA deems James Wiseman ineligible to play for Memphis; judge signs temporary order allowing him to play

The top freshman in the nation, James Wiseman, has been deemed ineligible to play basketball by the NCAA.

Hardaway says much more to come from ‘Big Ticket’

The big ticket in town Friday is to get into FedExForum to watch the 14th-ranked Memphis Tigers basketball team.

No. 22 LSU basketball takes on Bowling Green

The No. 22 LSU men’s basketball team begins its 2019-2020 season in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against the Bowling Green Falcons.

Wiseman to make U of M debut in Tigers Basketball Opener Tuesday

Prized No. 1 Recruit James Wiseman is pronounced ready to go for Tuesday night’s regular season opener against South Carolina State at FedExForum.

Tigers take down CBU in exhibition game

The first dress rehearsal in is the books for the University of Memphis men’s basketball team.

Penny excited about top 25 ranking, but wants team to be higher

The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team will play the first of two exhibition games Thursday Night at FedExForum against CBU.

Memphis ranked in preseason AP Top 25 poll

The University of Memphis is ranked number 14 in the preseason AP Top 25 for men's basketball.

Tigers’ James Wiseman up for nation’s Top Center

The pre-season honors keep rolling in for Tiger Basketball center James Wiseman.

Top basketball recruiting target gets feel of Memphis

While Memphis Tiger basketball Fans are brimming with anticipation for the upcoming season featuring the nation’s number one recruiting class.

  Tigers tied for top spot in American Athletic Conference preseason list

The anticipation for Memphis Tigers basketball is at an all time high in the Bluff City.

Tigers vs Tulane moved to Dec. 30

The Memphis men’s basketball team is moving its date against Tulane to December 30 at FedExForum.

  Independent report depicts rift between UofM women’s basketball, athletic department

A third-party assessment of the University of Memphis women’s basketball program details division among the staff and players, and a rift between the program as a whole and its overseeing athletic department.

Tigers basketball hosts first pro day

Several preseason college basketball polls suggest the Memphis Tigers men’s team will be among the very best in the nation. Pulling in the number one recruiting class will do that for you.

  Memphis Madness kicks off new season of Tigers basketball

Basketball season is almost here, which means it's time for Memphis Madness.

Tigers ready to open year with Memphis Madness

With Memphis Madness coming up this week at FedExForum, Tigers basketball players are getting ready to put on a show for the U of M fans.

Tigers basketball practice gets underway

The clock is now ticking on the 2019-20 season for the much anticipated University of Memphis Men’s Basketball team.

Tigers hoops ready to open fall practice

Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers opened practice for it’s highly-anticipated upcoming season.

Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball schedule finally set

At long last, the Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball schedule is released.

  Memphis Madness tickets moving fast

Tickets for Memphis Madness are moving fast.

Mississippi State hit with NCAA sanctions

Mississippi State self-reported a former athletic department tutor took exams and completed assignments for 10 football players and a men’s basketball player last season.

Olive Branch star includes Memphis on top 5 schools list

One of Penny Hardaway's latest targets, 3-star forward Cameron Matthews of Olive Branch, added the Tigers to his top 5 list of schools he’s considering after high school.

Another top recruit set to hoop in Memphis

Moussa Cisse announced on Twitter he is transferring to Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis.

Tigers win big in first Bahamas game

There is only one thing you need to know about the Memphis Tigers first game on their trip to the Bahamas for some international basketball--that it turned into a romp.

Visa problems keep Achiuwa from Bahamas trip with Tigers

The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team is soaking up the surf in the Bahamas. At least, most of them are.

  University of Memphis names new athletic director

The University of Memphis named their new permanent athletic director.

  Lawsuit involving ex-Tigers coach Pastner dropped

A lawsuit from former Memphis basketball head coach Josh Pastner has been dropped.

University of Memphis receives $13M donation

The University of Memphis announced a $13 million commitment that will help support athletics.

Former Tigers set to play in ‘The Basketball Tournament’

It’s one thing to get the band back together, and another when the prize is $2 million! That’s what’s up for grabs in “The Basketball Tournament.”

  Penny Hardaway to lead Memphis 901 FC’s guitar smash

Wednesday before Memphis 901 FC takes on Nashville, Penny Hardaway will smash a guitar.

  Wiseman mingles with stars at ESPYS

Memphis Tigers freshman basketball player James Wiseman was among the stars in the spotlight of Hollywood on Wednesday night.

Tigers legends inducted into C-USA Hall of Fame

A pair of former Memphis Tigers stars who will be enshrined into the Conference USA Hall of Fame.