Tigers Basketball

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.

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

Ole Miss comes from way down to slip past Penn State

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

Bathroom break helps Jeffries lead Tigers past Trojans

  Sports analysts weigh in on Wiseman’s suspension

  Penny Hardaway calls NCAA’s ruling on Wiseman eligibility unfair

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Tigers hang on to beat Little Rock without Wiseman

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

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

  Local lawmakers weigh in on Wiseman NCAA decision

  Sports analyst weighs in on Wiseman’s decision

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

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

  Tigers head coach says James Wiseman will continue to play

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

Hardaway says much more to come from ‘Big Ticket’

No. 22 LSU basketball takes on Bowling Green

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

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.

  Player surveys paint picture of troubled U of M Ladies Basketball Program

Player surveys paint picture of troubled U of M Ladies Basketball Program

Tiger Basketball takes on Tom Lee Park

If you think it’s going to be easy for the University of Memphis basketball team and its number one recruiting class against any and all comers this year, that could be the case.

Penny wants Ja Morant on board 1Cent brand

Morant already has signed a deal with Nike.

Tiger Men’s Baksetball AAC schedule set

The Memphis Tigers now know their conference opponents for the upcoming season in the American Athletic Conference.

2019 Memphis basketball recruiting class assembles for first time as Tigers

You’ve seen their highlights and you may have read about their accomplishments, but now you can actually hear from the players who make up the Memphis Tigers men’s basketball recruiting class that’s ranked number one in the nation.

Tigers still option for another grad transfer

The U of M is looking at Kerry Blackshear, the 6′10″ 250 lb forward from Virginia Tech.

Achiuwa arrives in Memphis ahead of big season for Tigers

The Squad is finally all set and in the house for the Memphis Tigers as five-star forward Precious Achiuwa has arrived in the Bluff City.

Tigers hoop troops almost set

Hail, hail, the gang’s almost all here for the Memphis Tigers.

  Pink Palace needs your Memphis Tiger basketball shirts for a new exhibit

Memphis Tiger basketball has been a part of the fabric of the Bluff City for nearly 100 years. Now, the Pink Palace is hoping you still have some of that fabric for a new exhibit.

Tigers add 3rd assistant basketball coach

The search for an assistant coach for the University of Memphis basketball team is over, and the Tigers are able to keep their much coveted NBA theme on the bench.

Tigers add Rich as strength coach

He comes to Memphis after 6 seasons as the sports performance coach at Texas A&M and Oklahoma, helping Blake Griffin and Robert Williams become NBA first round draft picks.

Tiger commit Tucker takes his game to NBA

Memphis basketball recruit Rayjon Tucker says he is staying in the NBA Draft.

5-star recruit spurns Memphis, Kentucky to play in Australian league

Five-star recruit RJ Hampton, who had Memphis on a short list of teams to commit to, has spurned the NCAA altogether.

Another 5-star recruit still on table for Memphis

Memphis is not out of the running for 5-star Point Guard R.J. Hampton for next season.

  Memphis Tigers put together #1 recruiting class

Coach Penny Hardaway scored a verbal commitment from another five-star recruit Friday morning.

5-star recruit Precious Achiuwa commits to Memphis

Penny Hardaway and the University of Memphis just landed another five-star basketball recruit.

5-star recruit drops Tigers from final list

The late signing period is drawing to a close, and as hot as Penny Hardaway has been on the recruiting trail, one 5-star player is now looking elsewhere.

Penny Hardaway named spokesperson for Memphis International Airport

Memphis International Airport announced University of Memphis head men's basketball coach Penny Hardaway as its new spokesperson.

  University of Memphis athletic director steps down

University of Memphis Athletic Director Tom Bowen is stepping down from his position, the school announced Tuesday.

Memphis women add top 10 JUCO star

Tiger Women’s Basketball Coach Melissa McFerrin added more talent to the top rated class in recent history with the signing of Julan McDonald, rated the nation’s 8th best junior college prospect.

4-star recruit Boogie Ellis commits to Memphis

Boogie Ellis announced on his Twitter late Monday that he is coming to the University of Memphis.

Tigers land 4-star guard Lester Quinones

The dominoes are falling for the University of Memphis as the spring basketball recruiting season draws to a close.

Registration underway for Penny Hardaway Basketball Camp

There are six camps planned for the month of June: Middle school elite, team, high school elite, father/son and two day camps.

Tigers add top JUCO star to women’s basketball team

The Memphis Tigers women’s basketball team added junior college standout Jennifer Parker to the Class of 2019.

5-star recruit takes official visit with Memphis

The Memphis Tigers welcomed in one of the top players in the nation to try and convince him to join an already top 10 class for next season.

Tiger hoops looking at Little Rock grad transfer

In college hoops, with the late national signing period in full swing, Memphis Tigers Head Coach Penny Hardaway has his eye on bevy of top high school guards.

Tigers commits hoping to recruit more 5 stars to Memphis

Trendon Watford, a 5-star forward, just played in Memphis at the Jack Jones Shootout last Week. He was supposed to announce his college choice this Saturday at the Jordan Brand Classic, but now has postponed it indefinitely.

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Suspended LSU basketball head coach Will Wade met with university and NCAA officials Friday.

Tigers’ Martin, Davenport to play in 3X3 tournament

A pair of former Memphis Tigers, Jeremiah Martin and Kyvon Davenport, will play in the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship this coming weekend during the Final Four in Minneapolis.

Mississippi State falls to Oregon, McCowan speaks out on questionable calls

An extremely hard fought game for the Bulldogs came down to the wire. It was the open three-point shots for Oregon that helped the Ducks pull away in the fourth quarter.

  Tennessee Vols prepared for NCAA Sweet 16 game against Purdue

The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team will take the court in the NCAA tournament Thursday night.