College Basketball

Moussa Cisse commits to Memphis

The former Lausanne star announced Wednesday afternoon he has committed to play for the Penny Hardaway’s Tigers.

NCAA bans Mississippi from holding any championships over state flag

  Top Memphis basketball players from all levels play -- the ultimate hoops session

Cisse makes Memphis basketball fans wait for decision

Mike Miller stepping down as assistant coach for Memphis Tigers basketball

Another Tiger speaks up on death of George Floyd

Memphis’ top 2021 hoop recruit leaves for prep school

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Lausanne’s Moussa Cisse reclassifies to class of 2020

Vols head to Jimmy V Classic

Tiger Basketball sets Auburn for December

Cisse names Memphis Tigers basketball in top 6 collegiate list

  ‘I don’t agree with that’: Hardaway on G-League going after top high school talent

Briarcrest hoop star puts out college top 5 list

NCAA backtracks one-time waiver proposal

The NCAA is apparently doing an about-face, on another proposal and it’s one that could cost the Tiger basketball team.

  NCAA moves to modernize player compensation, changes the game for student-athletes

NCAA modernizes to allow players receive endorsements

Memphis Tigers’ Precious Achiuwa enters NBA Draft

AAC Player and Freshman of the Year Precious Achiuwa has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.

Grizzlies’ first assistant female coach returns home to Notre Dame as head coach

Niele Ivey, the Memphis Grizzlies’ first assistant female coach, will now be returning to her Notre Dame roots.

Tigers land Landers Nolley

U of M Tigers women sign Mid-South JUCO star

  Retired Collierville HS basketball coach reacts to Nikki McCray’s new job at Mississippi State

Mock NBA Draft looks good for Tigers

  Penny Hardaway paces self during coronavirus hold

Tigers get first basketball commitment for 2020-21

Tigers end season tops in defense

The Tigers finish the season ranked Number 1 in the nation in effective field goal percentage defense.

Grizzlies could still have a chance to hit the court

The NBA announced the suspension of its season Wednesday night with the Memphis Grizzlies on the road preparing to play at Portland.

Tigers season over, coronavirus cancellations sweep the sports nation

Thanks to the coronavirus, that’s the final record for the University of Memphis Men’s Basketball team. Covid-19 has canceled conference tournaments and the big dance.

  Memphis Tigers returning home after AAC cancels tournament

The Memphis Tigers’ hope for any post season title is no longer alive.

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

The National Collegiate Athletic Association taking a stance against sporting events open to the public amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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

The league’s 12 coaches voted on the honors, making the 6-foot-9 freshman forward the first UofM player to earn FOY since the Tigers joined the AAC seven years ago and the first Tigers’ freshman to be conference player of the year since Keith Lee in 1982.

Memphis Tigers women win first round AAC tournament game

In college hoops, the Women’s American Athletic Conference Tournament is underway in Connecticut.

Tennessee upsets Kentucky in Lexington

Over in Lexington, the polls say the 6th ranked Kentucky should have its way with 16-13 Tennessee, but that's rarely the way it goes in this series..UT has won half of the last 14 meetings.Yves Pons comes up big for the Vols late with several putbacks around the basket.John Fulkerson adds a caree

South Carolina stops Mississippi State Bulldogs

Super Tuesday means super matchups on the Southeastern Conference Hardwood Tuesday night, like Mississippi State at South Carolina.

Tigers’ Griggs breaks AAC single season 3-point record

Tiger freshman Madison Griggs’ big week earns her a spot on the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll.

Tigers battle Bearcats to overtime but fall 92-86

The Memphis Tigers Basketball team has been gut-punched by injuries and a pre-season All American turning pro in the middle of the season.

Tiger women’s basketball gets big win on road

The Memphis Tiger women won on the road at Wichita State Wednesday 69-60.

Tigers basketball recruiting target set for Nike Hoop Summit

Memphis Tigers top recruiting target for next season is heading to the Nike Hoop Summit.

Penny Hardaway touts Lance Thomas for Tigers win at UCF

It was Lance to the rescue for the Memphis Tigers Wednesday night in Orlando.

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

It’s the American Athletic Conference opener for the Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball Team at FedExForum.

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

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says sources confirm Wiseman has signed with Excel Sports after meeting with several agents.

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

Memphis fans from all over have descended upon the Lone Star State ahead of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. And that includes one of the biggest Memphis Tigers fans.

Precious Achiuwa talks about former teammate James Wiseman

With James Wiseman now gone, the rest of the talented U of M team is forced to come to grips with the reality that their path to glory is now that much tougher without their top player.

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

Tigers Head Coach Penny Hardaway says while it's a definite blow to U of M Basketball with top recruit James Wiseman leaving the program --- he was surprised, but not shocked by the freshman's decision.

  James Wiseman leaves U of M in prep for NBA

James Wiseman has announced he will be leaving the University of Memphis basketball team in preparation for the 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.