College Basketball

Tiger basketball practice opens, first game Nov. 25

Now to hoops where the curtain is up on Tiger basketball, the U of M is opening official practice this week at the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center.

Ayomide Onu commits to Tigers basketball

AAC prepares for men’s, women’s round-robin schedules in basketball

Ayomide expected to commit to Tigers in October

Wooddale’s Lawson commits to Oregon

Tiger basketball on list for 4-star big man

Another top commitment for Tigers basketball

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  U of M Athletics announces ticket updates for 2020-21 basketball season

Tigers basketball snags New Hampshire commitment

Precious Achiuwa thanks Memphis, Hardaway for draft preparedness

Tigers transfer Nolley says he’s found hoop home in Memphis

Report: AAC talks 20-game conference hoop season

NCAA sets opening date for college basketball

Report: Tigers basketball heads north for the winter

In college basketball news the Memphis Tigers may be trading bathing suits for snowshoes.

WMC and UofM team up to broadcast games for ESPN streaming service

WMC Action News 5 is teaming up with the University of Memphis athletics department to produce games for the new American Athletic Conference national television agreement with ESPN.

  Story of legendary LeMoyne-Owen College coach featured at film festival

The spotlight is on Memphis sports again as the independent film “First Forgotten Champions: The Legacy of Jerry C. Johnson” makes its debut in the Burbank International Film Festival this week.

Could a basketball ‘bubble’ be in the Tigers' future

While the NBA has proven the “bubble concept” works to keep the coronavirus away from its athletes, college basketball is taking a long look to see if it can be implemented at its level.

Tiger Football picked 3rd by AAC media

Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson passes

NCAA declares Tigers’ Nolley eligible

Penny Hardaway talks eligibility, Wiseman’s future NBA draft

Another 5 star hoop recruit puts U of M Tigers on the list

Moussa Cisse commits to Memphis

Tiger basketball adds Billikens Home and Home series

Memphis Tiger Basketball Coach Penny Hardaway continues reeling in games.

Tigers basketball aims high in recruiting

Memphis Tigers Head Coach Penny Hardaway is working the recruiting trail and turning heads up in Minnesota.

NCAA bans Mississippi from holding any championships over state flag

The NCAA Board of Governors is banning any NCAA championship events from being held in Mississippi.

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

What happens when you get the best Memphis hoopers together for some pick-up? It goes viral and becomes the hottest invite in town.

Cisse makes Memphis basketball fans wait for decision

University of Memphis basketball fans have been on edge waiting for an expected announcement this week on where one of the nation’s top hoop recruits would pick to go to college.

Mike Miller stepping down as assistant coach for Memphis Tigers basketball

Memphis Tiger Basketball loses an assistant coach and leading recruiter. Mike Miller announced he has stepped down from the program to spend more time with his family.

Another Tiger speaks up on death of George Floyd

University of Memphis Point Guard Boogie Ellis becomes the second tiger basketball player in a week to comment on the protests of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis last Monday.

Memphis’ top 2021 hoop recruit leaves for prep school

High school hoops, while Lausanne’s Moussa Cisse reclassifies, the new No. 1 recruit in the state of Tennessee will move to play his senior year in Kansas.

Lausanne’s Moussa Cisse reclassifies to class of 2020

Moussa Cisse reclassifies to class of 2020

Vols head to Jimmy V Classic

Tennessee will play Gonzaga in basketball this season, if we get sports back on the court.

Tiger Basketball sets Auburn for December

Memphis Tigers Basketball lands a big get for the upcoming season.

Cisse names Memphis Tigers basketball in top 6 collegiate list

G-League competition or not, the recruiting race rages on for prep stars, and Penny Hardaway has the Tigers in the mix for another top local standout.

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

Penny Hardaway not happy with how NBA G-League is going after high school recruits

Briarcrest hoop star puts out college top 5 list

Memphis Tiger hoops recruiting target Kennedy Chandler has released his top five schools.

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

Memphis Tigers basketball team finally got their man on the recruiting trail, although it’s not the one they originally set their sights on. But, he’s a big get none the less.

U of M Tigers women sign Mid-South JUCO star

The Memphis Tiger Women’s team announces the signing of 5′10″ guard and junior college transfer Jatyjia Jones from Pontotoc, Mississippi.

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

Joe Brock reflects on Nikki McCray after she was hired to be head women's basketball coach at Mississippi State.

Mock NBA Draft looks good for Tigers

Two Memphis Tigers are looking good for the lottery, according ESPN, in the network’s latest Mock Draft for the NBA.

  Penny Hardaway paces self during coronavirus hold

With recruiting limited to FaceTime visits, and players trying to find ways to work out on their own, Memphis Tigers Basketball Coach Penny Hardaway is finding life as a college head coach particularly interesting in this age of the coronavirus.

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 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.