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  1. No. 20 Memphis overcomes sluggish start in win over No. 18 SMU

    Mar 8, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

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    No. 20 Memphis is known for the play of its senior guards, but does their improving frontcourt give them a chance at a postseason run?

  2. No. 20 Memphis’ infrequent trips to the foul line prove problematic on Saturday

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

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    No. 20 Memphis did not play particularly well in its first meeting with No. 24 UConn, with DeAndre Daniels scoring 31 points and the Huskies grabbing 52% of its missed shots in their 83-73 win. With that game as a reference point, two of the objectives for Memphis were clear entering the rematch with both…

  3. Joe Jackson’s block sparks second-half rally for No. 24 Memphis (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 12:19 AM EDT

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    No. 24 Memphis was struggling in the first six-plus minutes of the second half in their non-conference battle with No. 23 Gonzaga. Gonzaga led by just three point at the half, but they outscored the Tigers 17-9 to open the second stanza and led 42-31 with 13:41 remaining. Memphis needed a spark, and it was…

  4. Josh Pastner, the son of a Philadelphia kingpin?

    Jan 13, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

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    You won’t find many coaches across the country that are more well-liked than Josh Pastner. He’s charismatic, he’s always going to give you good quotes, he knows about the people that cover the team and, perhaps most importantly, he’ll always call you back. Here’s a perfect example of what makes Pastner a media darling. After…

  5. No. 24 Memphis overpowers depleted Temple for road AAC win

    Jan 11, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Memphis capped a strong week in the American Athletic Conference with its 79-69 win over Temple on Saturday to give the Tigers their second road win in AAC play this week. The No. 24 Tigers (12-3, 3-1) were in a bad place last Saturday, when Cincinnati thoroughly outplayed Memphis in the FedEx Forum, but Memphis…

  6. Heated exchange between Josh Pastner, Louisvile fans follows Memphis victory

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

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    The series between Louisville and Memphis spans some 88 games, with the Cardinals winning 53 of the meetings, so there is obviously some history between the two programs. And Thursday’s meeting didn’t disappoint from a competitive standpoint, with the No. 24 Memphis going on a game-ending 7-0 run to grab the 73-67 victory. Excited about…

  7. No. 24 Memphis remembers its big men in win over No. 12 Louisville

    Jan 9, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

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    Just five days ago No. 24 Memphis put forth one of its worst halves of basketball this season in their 69-53 loss to Cincinnati, shooting 24.3% from the field and turning the ball over eight times in the second half against the stout Bearcat defense. The Tigers didn’t share the basketball or execute, and with…

  8. American Conference Catchup: Louisville and Memphis reign

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Shabazz Napier, UConn This decision…

  9. Memphis loss shouldn’t feed narrative about Josh Pastner, big games

    Dec 18, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

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    NEW YORK — I’m staying with a couple of college buddies here in New York while I cover the Jimmy V Classic and the Duke-UCLA game. This morning, I was chatting with one of them — I’ll call him Rizzo — about the game last night. He’s a big sports fan and watches his fair share…

  10. Memphis got a huge win Sunday, but calling it ‘narrative-changing’ is premature

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

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    On Sunday evening down in Orlando, Memphis head coach Josh Pastner finally picked up that elusive, first top 25 win. Entering Sunday, his Memphis teams had gone 0-13 against teams ranked in the AP top 25. If you want to quibble with that stat, you can. Technically the Tiger’s do have one top 25 win…

  11. Memphis defeats LSU, will face Oklahoma State in championship game of the Old Spice Classic

    Nov 29, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Memphis failed in their first test of the season losing big to Oklahoma State, but passed their second one against a solid LSU team by the score of 76-69 in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic. With the win, Memphis will now have another shot against Oklahoma State on Sunday evening. Much of the…

  12. Business as usual: No. 11 Memphis can’t win a big game

    Nov 20, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

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    It’s a topic that has become all too common for hoops fans in the city of Memphis. The Tigers entered the season with all kinds of hype and promise, finding themselves ranked in the top 15 based on the immense talent on their roster. And in their first marquee matchup of the season … they…

  13. Oklahoma State and Memphis both have statements to make tonight

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Since it doesn’t involve freshmen destined to be top five picks and since it’s not being dubbed the single greatest basketball event ever held outside the month of March, but Tuesday night will feature one of the most intriguing matchups of the young season. The No. 11 Memphis Tigers are headed to Stillwater to take…

  14. Trahson Burrell of Lee College (TX) commits to Memphis

    Oct 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Last Thursday, Trahson Burrell was on an official visit to Memphis, and on Sunday morning, he pledged a verbal commitment to Josh Pastner. Burrell spent last season playing for Roy Champagne at Lee College, a junior college in Baytown, TX., where he averaged 13.7 ppg. Like many junior college players, the road was a long one…

  15. Memphis Madness opens season with dunk contest (VIDEO)

    Oct 19, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    In front of 18,000 rambunctious fans, Memphis Madness kicked off last night as the Tigers unveiled their new lineup for the 2013-14 season at the FedEx Forum. After the Memphis fans got done booing former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for donning an orange tie and orange suspenders — and covering that up with a Memphis jacket…

  16. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 13 Memphis Tigers

    Oct 16, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  17. Memphis lands a key commitment in K.J. Lawson, eldest brother from talented family

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    The city of Memphis churns out a ton of hoops talent, and one of the most impressive things that Josh Pastner has done as the head coach of the Tigers is to more-or-less put up a fence around the city. If there is a talented hooper from Memphis that Pastner wants, Pastner usually gets him.…

  18. Josh Pastner: ‘We have a long way to go’

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Josh Pastner has a highly-touted recruiting class, couple that with recent news that Missouri transfer Michael Dixon is eligible to play this season, and Memphis once again has high expectations in the preseason. Though, during Monday’s media session, Pastner made it clear that for all the potential this team has, still has a lot of…

  19. Memphis, not Kentucky, has the most to prove this season

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday afternoon, Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com posted a list of his top ten teams with the most to prove this season. Brennan has Kentucky at No. 1, a number that I’m not sure that I can get behind. The Wildcats are coming off of an ugly season, one which saw them underperform throughout the…

  20. Four-star point guard Dominic Magee commits to Memphis

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

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    Josh Pastner and Memphis began its Class of 2014 on Sunday morning with a commitment from Helen Cox High (La.) point guard Dominic Magee. The 6-foot-3 Magee announced his college decision from his previously problematic Twitter account. I came here an made it happen.ima take my talents to Memphis …ima be a TIGER BBY 💯👌🏀…

  21. Report: Missouri transfer Mike Dixon eligible to play this season at Memphis

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Missouri transfer Michael Dixon has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at Memphis this season. The news was first reported by Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Dixon was suspended from Missouri for all of the 2012-2013 season, eventually being dismissed from the program and leaving school in November, after he was accused of sexual…

  22. Pookie Powell is enrolled at Memphis, but redshirting for the 2013-14 season

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Incoming Memphis freshman Pookie Powell is enrolled in classes, but will redshirt for the 2013-14 season, his head coach Josh Pastner announced today. This is a win all the way around. Prior to even being admitted to Memphis, it was questionable whether the Top 100 recruit, according to Rivals.com, would qualify academically. PawOfTheTiger.com reported back…

  23. USC, UCLA out of luck as Josh Pastner reportedly agrees to extension with Memphis

    Mar 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. It appears that Memphis coach Josh Pastner will not fill either of the job vacancies at USC or UCLA, as the 35-year-old coach has reportedly agreed in principle a contract extension with the Tigers. Pastner led Memphis to a 31-5 season and undefeated mark in the C-USA.…

  24. Should Josh Pastner get out of Memphis?

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    If you’re one of those jumpy Memphis fans who wants to get rid of Josh Pastner because he’s failed to live up to the Calipari mythos, I’d counsel patience. If you can’t appreciate the upward trend that’s right in front of your faces, nobody is ever going to make you happy. The Tigers have won…

  25. Josh Pastner credits Sean Miller for offensive success

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is in his mid-30’s, but he has paid his dues under a long-line of successful coaches, including Lute Olson, Kevin O’Neill and John Calipari. However when Pastner talked to Arizona Daily Star’s Bruce Pascoe, the fourth-year head coach made sure to credit Arizona head coach Sean Miller with his offensive…