Quotes from Wednesday's press conference in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Tigers extend winning streak to 13; take sole possession of first place in C-USA
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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.
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One sports cliché is this is how legends are made. On Friday night before a crowd of over 15,000 at FedExForum, University of Memphis basketball's present and past came together to celebrate the start of the 2012-13 season and honor former Tigers hoops standouts.
This year's Memphis Madness celebration was as big and exciting as it ever has been; did you miss it? Well even if you didn't relive the night with these highlights and fan and player interviews from Friday.
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.
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Memphis vs Tulane at FedExForum on January 22, 2013. Photos by Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports
Memphis vs Loyola Md. on December 30, 2012 at FedExForum. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Memphis vs Oral Roberts at FedExForum on December 28, 2012. Photos by Joe Murphy
The Tigers won 62-56
Memphis vs Austin Peay on December 8, 2012 at FedExForum.
On The Charts
2011-12 Season (Sophomore)
Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Despite suffering a bone bruise in his right foot near the end of the regular season, played in all four postseason contests ... Averaged 4.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists ... Shot 44.4 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent from the three-point arc ... Had four steals ... In the NCAA Tournament second-round setback to Saint Louis, posted no stats while playing only seven minutes ... The seven minutes of action were the second-fewest played during the season ... In the Conference USA Tournament (three games), averaged 6.0 points, 3.0 boards and 1.7 assists ... Shot 53.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the three-point line ... Grabbed a career-high tying six rebounds and added five points and two assists in the C-USA Tournament championship game victory over Marshall ... Had nine points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over UCF ... Scored four points and had two steals in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal victory over UTEP ...
Conference USA play: Started all 15 league games in which he played ... Suffered a bone bruise in his right foot in the home finale vs. UCF and missed the regular-season finale at Tulsa ... Averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists ... Shot 46.4 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from the three-point arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line ... Had six steals ... Did not play in the regular-season finale at Tulsa (win) as a result of a bone bruise in his right foot ... Played 13 minutes in the regular-season home finale win over UCF before suffering a bone bruise in his right foot ... Played a season-low five minutes in a road win at Marshall ... Scored 11 points and pulled down five boards in a home win over East Carolina ... Grabbed four boards and added three points and two assists in a home loss to UTEP ... Netted 10 points and handed out three assists in a home victory over UAB ... Dished out a career-high tying four assists and scored four points in a road win at East Carolina ... Had 10 points, three boards and three assists in a road setback at Southern Miss ... Scored 11 points in a home win over Rice ... Recorded a season-best four steals in a home victory over SMU ... Also had seven points, four rebounds and two assists vs. the Mustangs ... Scored five points in a road loss at UCF ... Had six points and five boards in a road win at Houston ... Scored 13 points in a home win over Southern Miss ... Netted seven (trey, jumper, 2 FT) of his 10 second-half points vs. the Golden Eagles in a personal 7-3 run that extended a 29-26 halftime lead to 36-29 ... Hit a clutch three-pointer with 4:36 left to put Memphis ahead 54-52 ... The Tigers did not trail the remainder of the contest ... Had two assists in the C-USA opener at UAB (win) ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Made appearances in all 15 non-conference games and started four of them ... Averaged 8.0 points, 2.4 boards and 1.5 assists ... Had four double-figure scoring games ... Shot 50.6 percent from the floor, 40 percent from the three-point line and 71.4 percent from the charity stripe ... Had six steals ... Scored nine points in the Tigers' come-from-behind win over Xavier ... Netted all six (2 layups, 2 FT) of his second-half points in a 9-0 run (4:31-0:19) that turned a 63-59 deficit into a 68-63 lead ... His first layup pulled the Tigers to within two points at 63-61, and the second layup gave Memphis its first lead at 65-63 (1:27 left on the clock) since the 2:01 mark of the first half ... Scored 19 points in a home win over Tennessee ... Had a near-perfect shooting game vs. the Volunteers, hitting 5-of-7 FG, 4-of-5 treys and 5-of-5 FT ... The four treys made and five trey attempts tied season highs, while the five free throws made were a season best ... Netted 14 of his 19 points in the second half ... Netted eight points (layup, trey, 3 FT) in a 12-7 run that stretched a 32-25 lead to 44-32 ... Hit two three-pointers with under five minutes to play vs. Tennessee to extend the lead to 20 points ... Scored 16 points and grabbed three boards in a home win over Charlotte ... Hit a clutch three-pointer in the second half vs. the 49ers ... The trey gave Memphis the lead for good at 49-47 with 7:45 left ... Had six points, four rebounds and two assists in a road setback at Georgetown ... Scored 10 points and added three boards and two assists in a home win over Lipscomb ... Tied a career-high with six boards and scored seven points in a road loss at Louisville ... Had six points, three rebounds and two assists in a home win over Austin Peay ... Scored seven points in a loss to Georgetown in the Maui Invitational ... Netted a season-best 21 points in a win over Tennessee in the Maui Invitational ... Hit a career-high eight FG vs. the Volunteers ... Recorded season bests for treys made (4) and trey attempts (5) ... Pulled down a career-best six boards vs. Tennessee ... Hit the game-winning basket with 1:15 on the clock vs. the Volunteers ... Scored five points in a loss to Michigan in the Maui Invitational ... Handed out three assists in the season-opening victory over Belmont.
2010-11 Season (Freshman)
Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all four postseason games ... Averaged 30.5 minutes per contest ... Posted averages of 8.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists ... Shot 40.7 percent from the floor, 46.2 percent from the three-point line and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe ... In the NCAA Tournament second round game vs. Arizona, scored a team-high 17 points ... Netted his 17 points on 6-of-11 FG, 3-of-4 treys and 2-of-3 FT ... Tied a season high with six FG made ... Also grabbed four boards vs. the Wildcats ... Hit two three-pointers in an 11-1 run early in the second half that turned a 47-40 deficit into a 51-48 lead ... In first half vs. Arizona, scored five points in a 10-1 spurt to open the game ... In the three Conference USA Tournament games, averaged 5.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists ... Shot 31.3 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from the arc and 100 percent from the free throw line ... Scored three points vs. UTEP in the Conference Tournament championship game ... Pulled down a season-high tying five rebounds vs. East Carolina in the C-USA Tournament semifinal contest ... Also had two points, two assists and one steal vs. the Pirates ... Netted 12 points and added three rebounds and three assists in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Southern Miss ... Scored 10 of his 12 points in the game's first 10 minutes to help Memphis build an 18-7 advantage ... Played a season-high 36 minutes vs. Southern Miss ...
Conference USA play: Saw game action in all 16 C-USA contests ... Made six starts ... Averaged 7.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists ... Shot 43.6 percent from the floor, 34.1 percent from the three-point line and 65.6 percent from the charity stripe ... Had 10 steals and four blocked shots ... Had five double-figure scoring games in C-USA action ... Had five points, three boards and three assists in the regular season finale vs. Tulane ... Scored 15 points and dished out three assists in a road loss at East Carolina ... Tied a season high with six FG made ... Netted 10 points and added three boards, two assists, one block and two steals in a home win over Houston ... Had no turnovers in 33 minutes vs. the Cougars ... Scored a team-high 14 points in a road setback at Rice ... Had only scoreless game of season in a home victory over Southern Miss ... Posted 14 points, three boards, two assists and one steal in a road win at UCF ... Hit game-winning three-pointer from the right wing with :02.6 left vs. the Knights ... Connected on two other treys in the second half that kept the Tigers within striking distance of UCF (47-43 with 11:37 left; 53-50 with 8:45 left) ... Had eight points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in a home loss to Tulsa ... Scored nine points and grabbed four boards in a home win over UCF ... Scored 16 points and had three boards, one blocked shot and two steals in a road overtime win at UAB ... Scored four of the Tigers' eight points in overtime vs. the Blazers (layup, two FT) ... Had six points and three assists in a road win at Southern Miss ... Netted six points and pulled down four boards in C-USA opener vs. East Carolina ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Made appearances in all 15 non-conference games and started two of them ... Averaged 9.0 points, 2.5 boards and 1.7 assists in 21.9 minutes of action ... Had six double-figure scoring games ... Scored 17 points and pulled down four rebounds in a road win at Gonzaga ... Netted nine of his 17 points in the second half, including six in the final 4:06 ... Hit two FT with 4:06 left to give Memphis a 53-50 lead ... Broke a 58-all tie with :38 left with a lane jumper to give the Tigers a 60-58 advantage ... Was fouled after recovering a Tarik Black steal and hit two FT with :01 left to give Memphis the 62-58 win ... Had eight points, two boards and three assists in a road loss at Tennessee ... Scored a career-high 24 points in a home win over Tennessee State ... Netted his 24 points on 6-of-8 FG, 5-of-6 treys and 7-of-9 FT ... The five treys made and seven FT made are career bests ... Also had three boards and two assists vs. Tennessee State ... Scored 12 points and added three boards and two assists in a home win over Lipscomb ... Tied a season high with four assists in a home setback to Georgetown ... Had nine points, three rebounds and two steals in a home overtime victory over Austin Peay ... Hit game-tying jumper with :14 left vs. Austin Peay to send the game into overtime ... Scored 10 points and pulled down three rebounds in a home win over Arkansas State ... Scored 10 points and grabbed four boards in a home victory over Miami, Fla. ... Hit two FT in final :31 to help secure the 72-68 win over the Hurricanes ... Got the starting nod in his first collegiate game vs. Centenary ... Had 17 points, three boards, four assists, two blocked shots and five steals ... The four assists, two blocks and five steals were season highs.
In 2008-09, teamed with his brother, Will, to lead Lake Clifton High School to a perfect 28-0 record and the Maryland 3A state championship ... The Lakers defeated Friendly 75-50 for the title ... Lake Clifton was ranked No. 25 nationally, according to MaxPreps.com ... Averaged 15.6 points, 7.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds during the Lakers' title run in 2008-09 ... Named to the 2009 Baltimore SunAll-Metro second team ... Rated among the top point guards in the 2010 class ... Prior to his year at Lake Clifton, attended City College High School in Baltimore and National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Md.