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The University of Memphis men's basketball team (5-2) had four players notch doubles figures and the Tigers used pesky defense to cruise by Ohio (6-2), 84-58, Wednesday night at FedExForum.
Check out highlights and post-game interviews from the Tigers' big win right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.
The Annual Memphis Madness to kick off the start of Tiger basketball season.
Memphis Madness is only a day away and the players are excited to get back on the Forum floor. Check out who the players pick to win the 3-point contest and the highly anticipated dunk contest.
See you at Memphis Madness on Friday, October 12 at 7:00pm.
The Tigers hosted CBU in an exhibition game at FedExForum on Wednesday, November 7
James Alford is in his second season as an operations assistant on Josh Pastner's staff in 2012-13. When he joined the Tigers program in the summer of 2011, Alford made not only a geographical move from Baton Rouge, La., to the Bluff City, but also a career change from working with college football to college hoops.
Alford has moved to Memphis in the midst of exciting times surrounding the program. The Tigers are coming off back-to-back 25-win campaigns (25-10 in 2010-11; 26-9 in 2011-12) and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2011, 2012). In addition, Memphis announced in February of 2012 that it is moving to the BIG EAST Conference for the 2013-14 season.
In his first year, Alford was a part of the Memphis staff that led the squad to a 2011-12 Tigers' trifecta. Memphis, which posted a 26-9 overall record, won both the Conference USA regular season (13-3 league mark) and tournament championships and also earned an NCAA Tournament berth. In fact, the Tigers made a strong surge in the final stretch to claim the league's regular-season crown, overcoming a one-game deficit to win the title by two games in the last two weeks of the season. The C-USA title sweep was the program's fifth in the last seven years.
The former Arizona Wildcats football performer joined the Memphis basketball program prior to the 2011-12 campaign after a solid two-year run. Those two seasons (2009-10, 2010-11), Memphis posted a combined 49-20 record, won the 2011 Conference USA Tournament title and earned consecutive postseason berths (2010 NIT, 2011 NCAA).
Alford came to the Tigers hoops program after a two-year stint on Les Miles' football staff at LSU from 2009-11. During his time in Baton Rouge, Alford served as a graduate assistant coach for special teams (2009-10) and defense (2010-11). LSU posted a combined 20-6 record and made consecutive postseason trips, playing in the 2010 Capital One Bowl (19-17 loss to Penn State) and 2011 Cotton Bowl (41-24 win over Texas A&M).
Alford earned his master's degree in Kinesiology in August of 2011.
Prior to LSU, Alford was a three-year letterwinner (2005-08) and student assistant coach (2009) at the University of Arizona. In his one year as a student assistant coach, the Louisiana native worked with the linebackers and special teams and helped guide the Wildcats to an 8-5 record and a spot in the Las Vegas Bowl. Arizona won the Las Vegas Bowl with a 31-21 win over BYU.
Alford earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2008.