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  1. No. 24 UConn holds on for overtime victory over No. 20 Memphis

    Feb 15, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT


    No. 24 UConn picked up a season sweep over Memphis with its solid 86-81 American Athletic Conference win on Saturday at home. The Huskies (20-5, 8-4) needed overtime and some Shabazz Napier heroics to advance past Memphis (19-6, 8-4), but Kevin Ollie’s bunch will be happy with the win over a talented Memphis team. Napier…

  2. American Athletic Conference 2013-14 Preview: Louisville comes back strong

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    AP photo

    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. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

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

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    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, would qualify academically. reported back…

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

    Mar 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT


    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.…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Minnesota helps solidify its tourney spot by knocking off No. 1

    Feb 27, 2013, 1:34 AM EDT

    Minnesota Indiana

    Game of the Day: Minnesota 77, No. 1 Indiana 73 Indiana has now lost three times this season as a No. 1-ranked team, but the story is more about Minnesota. Coach Tubby Smith brought in a sports psychologist to talk to his team prior to Tuesday’s matchup and it paid off. The Gophers were focused…

  6. Memphis clinches at least share of C-USA title with win over Southern Miss

    Feb 23, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

    Memphis southern Miss

    Memphis extended its winning streak to 18 games and clinched at least a share of the Conference USA with its victory over Southern Miss, 89-73, Saturday afternoon at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. Since dropping out of the Top 25 and being the team that became fashionable to label “disappointing” after its performance in the…

  7. Memphis ends Tennessee rivalry with a win, Tigers AD takes blame

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:21 PM EDT


    Memphis, for the third consecutive time – and possibily the last time – beat in-state rival Tennessee 85-80 on Friday night in Knoxville. Behind the strong play of guard Joe Jackson, who finished with 20 points and seven assists, the Tigers continued to get easy shots against a good defensive team, as they connected on…

  8. Josh Pastner’s monster 2013 recruiting class officially coming together on Signing Day

    Nov 14, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Memphis coach Josh Pastner is stockpiling talent for his program’s move to the Big East next season, and it’s all beginning to come together on National Signing Day. In all, Pastner and the Tigers have five commits from the Class of 2013, four of whom are Top-100 prospects, plus highly recruited local product Markel Crawford.…

  9. Memphis guard Geron Johnson suspended three games for taking impermissible benefits

    Nov 10, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

    Geron Johnson

    Memphis junior guard Geron Johnson has been suspended by the NCAA for three games for receiving impermissible benefits prior to his enrollment at the school, the university said in a release Friday. According to the release, the NCAA’s suspension is “the result of extra benefits received by Johnson from a family friend who assisted the…

  10. Josh Pastner credits Sean Miller for offensive success

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    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…

  11. Good news for Memphis: Antonio Barton’s hand is not broken

    Oct 24, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Antonio Barton

    X-rays came back negative on Wednesday for Memphis guard Antonio Barton, one day after the junior guard injured his left hand in practice, the Commercial Appeal is reporting. Barton, who averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game last season, was feared to have broken the hand, but reports say Memphis coach Josh Pastner has…

  12. Memphis hopes ‘cutthroat rebounding’ improves prowess on boards

    Oct 22, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Memphis v Georgetown

    Anytime you hear the word ‘cutthroat’, chances are the meaning attached isn’t pretty. That applies to Memphis’ new rebounding drill. An article by Jason Smith of the Memphis Commercial Appeal details the Tigers’ new practice ritual for developing a killer instinct for hitting the boards. It’s ‘Cutthroat Rebounding.’ An assistant fires a shot from the…

  13. Versatile 2013 forward Kuran Iverson reportedly commits to Memphis

    Sep 25, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT


    Kuran Iverson, an athletically gifted Top-30 forward, has committed to coach Josh Pastner and the Memphis Tigers, Reggie Rankin of is reporting. The 6-8 Iverson chose Memphis over the Florida Gators. The developmental ceiling for Iverson, with his size and length, is high, and in a system like Pastner’s at Memphis, he will have…

  14. What’s with all the commitments?

    Sep 17, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Saint Louis v Memphis

    This weekend had a number of big-time players making big-time commitments to big-time programs. It started Thursday with Rondae Jefferson’s commitment to Arizona and continued with players like five-start swingman Robert Hubbs picking Tennessee and most recently, Northwest Florida State College point guard Chris Jones committing to Louisville on Monday morning. In between, Malcolm and…

  15. RaShawn ‘Pookie’ Powell becomes third 2013 commit for Josh Pastner at Memphis

    Sep 15, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Josh Pastner’s early success in the 2013 class continued Saturday, as the Memphis Tigers secured a commitment from RaShawn “Pookie” Powell, Powell announced via his Twitter account. “I committed to Memphis university..tiger nation,” he wrote. Powell, a 6-0 guard from Orlando, Fla., chose Memphis over Illinois and Alabama, becoming the third prospect to commit to…

  16. Future Memphis Tiger Shaq Goodwin scores 30 points in US rout of Virgin Islands

    Jun 17, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

    Shaq Goodwin

    On Saturday afternoon, Memphis got a glimpse of the kind of player it will be welcoming to campus this coming season, as 2012 forward Shaq Goodwin scored 30 points on 12-of-12 shooting in a U18 United States National Team rout of the Virgin Islands at the FIBA Americas championships. Goodwin was perfect from the line,…

  17. Days after receiving 5th year of eligibility, Charles Carmouche transfers from Memphis

    Jun 10, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT


    Thank you, and goodbye. Charles Carmouche, days after receiving word from the NCAA that he would be granted a medical hardship waiver and a fifth year of eligibility, is transferring from the Memphis program, Tigers’ coach Josh Pastner announced Friday. This will be the second transfer of Carmouche’s college career, as he left New Orleans…

  18. Memphis reportedly hires Marquette assistant Aki Collins

    May 27, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT


    Since Jack Murphy left the Memphis staff to become the head coach at Northern Arizona, Josh Pastner has been looking for a replacement. It now appears he has found one. Aki Collins, an assistant under Buzz Williams at Marquette, has been recommended to join the Memphis staff, reports Jason Smith of the Commercial-Appeal. Collins had…

  19. Pastner can't afford to rush Kendrick's return

    Oct 27, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Might a “personal matter” derail Memphis’ season? It all depends on how Tigers coach Josh Pastner handles Jelan Kendrick. The 6-6 Kendrick, a Top 25 freshman recruit who’s one of three five-star prospects on the Tigers’ roser, is dealing with a “personal matter” and isn’t currently with the team. A report says it’s essentially…

  20. 2008 title game just got a little more shady

    Oct 26, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT

    For those keeping track, we’re up to three players who played in the 2008 NCAA tournament title game under questionable circumstances: Derrick Rose, Darrell Arthur and now Brandon Rush. A report by Yahoo! Sports indicates Rush participated in a pre-NBA draft workout in the summer of 2007 that was conducted by the New York Knicks.…

  21. No. 8: Memphis Tigers

    Oct 15, 2010, 3:25 AM EDT

    2009-10 record: 24-10 (13-3), second in Conference USALost to Ole Miss in NITCoach: Josh Pastner, 24-10, 1 yearLast NCAA appearance: 2009 2010-11 roster [click here]2010-11 schedule [click here] The good: Given the talent on the Tigers’ roster, it’s like John Calipari never left. In just his second season, coach Josh Pastner’s assembled a group of…

  22. Memphis legend Finch battling pneumonia

    Oct 5, 2010, 10:45 PM EDT

    Nearly eight months after Dana Kirk died of a heart attack, another Memphis coaching icon is coping with health woes of his own. Larry Finch – perhaps the most beloved figure in the program’s history – was admitted to a Memphis hospital Monday for pneumonia, Dan Wolken of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported. “He’s a little…

  23. Memphis' mission statement: Be bold. Win titles.

    Oct 4, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    When the NCAA cleared Will Barton to play for Memphis this season, he promised to make the most of the opportunity. And by the most, he means a national title. Cue the bold statement: “We’re going to win the national championship this year,” Barton said. “I’m guaranteeing it!” That’s from a story by Dan Wolken…

  24. Your must-read hoops story of the day

    Sep 16, 2010, 7:08 PM EDT

    Will Barton may be the player most amped for the 2010-11 season, and with good reason. When the NCAA cleared Memphis’ star freshman last month, it opened up an opportunity that he wasn’t sure he’d get. “There was a time when it looked like I may never get to play at Memphis, but my faith…

  25. Turns out Tigers will have Barton after all

    Aug 22, 2010, 9:10 PM EDT

    OK, Memphis. Let’s see what you’ve got. After weeks of appealing (with the NCAA) hand-wringing (by fans), Josh Pastner’s squad found out Friday it’ll have prized freshman recruit Will Barton for the 2010-11 season. The NCAA reversed its decision on declaring Barton an academic nonqualifier – a new rule requiring players to graduate high school…