Tigers end season at 31-5
Tigers to meet the Spartans in third-round game Saturday at 1:45 p.m. (CT).
Tigers win first NCAA Tournament game since 2009
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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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Watch highlights and post-game interviews from the Tigers' 93-65 win over UT Martin in this full game recap brought to you by the Memphis Tiger Network.
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 fell to Michigan State, 70-48, in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Memphis vs. Southern Miss - AP Photos (3/16/13)
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Memphis vs UCF at FedExForum on February 13, 2013. Photos by Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports
Memphis vs. UCF - AP Photos (2/13/13)
2011-12 Season (Sophomore)
Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all four postseason contests ... Played an average of 32.0 minutes per game in the postseason ... Averaged 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists ... Had six steals ... Shot 40 percent from the floor, 28.6 percent from the three-point arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line ... In the NCAA Tournament second-round game vs. Saint Louis, had three points, five boards and three steals ....Committed only one turnover in 37 minutes of action vs. the Billikens ... In the Conference USA Tournament (three games), averaged 9.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists ... Had three steals ... Shot 50 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from the three-point line and 75 percent from the charity stripe ... Scored 10 points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out seven assists (tied season high) in the C-USA Tournament championship game win over Marshall ... Had eight points, five boards and three assists in the C-USA Tournament semifinal victory over UCF ... Dished out a season-high tying seven assists and added 11 points, five rebounds, one block and two steals in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over UTEP ... Accounted for all seven points in a 7-2 first-half run that turned a 20-17 deficit into a 24-22 lead ... In that spurt, had two assists (led to five points) and a layup ... Dished out two assists (Joe Jackson trey, Will Barton dunk) in a 5-2 second-half opening run that extended a 31-26 lead to 36-28 ...
Conference USA play: Saw action in all 16 league games ... Made 11 starts ... Averaged 11.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists ... Posted 10 double-figure scoring games ... Had nine contests with four or more assists ... Had 32 steals and 10 blocked shots ... Shot 47.2 percent from the floor, 43.7 percent from the three-point line and 78.6 percent from the free throw line ... Ranked among C-USA leaders (league games only) in scoring (24th), field goal percentage (13th), assists (9th), steals (3rd), three-point field goal percentage (2nd), three-pointers made per game (7th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3rd) ... Handed out a season-high tying seven assists and added five points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and three steals in the regular-season finale win at Tulsa ... Had three assists in the game's opening eight minutes that helped Memphis build an 18-5 advantage ... Had 11 points, five boards, five assists and two steals in the regular-season home finale win over UCF ... Nearly posted a triple-double with 16 points, seven boards and seven assists (tied season best) in a road victory at Marshall ... Also had one block and three steals vs. the Thundering Herd ... Scored seven of his 10 first-half points in the final 6:50 before the half to help Memphis maintain its lead ... Had two assists, one rebound and one steal (led to a layup) in a 7-0 game-clinching spurt in the second half (from 4:07 to 3:03) that extended a 71-62 lead to 78-62 ... Had his lone scoreless game of season in a home win over East Carolina ... Netted only three points in a home loss to UTEP ... Tied a career best with five steals and added 15 points and six assists in a road win at Tulane ... Scored five points and had one assist and one steal in a 13-5 second-half run (8:18 to 2:33) that extended a 60-54 lead to 73-59 ... Scored 16 points and had four assists and a career-best five steals in a home win over UAB ... Had no turnovers in 30 minutes of action vs. the Blazers ... Netted 16 points in a road win at East Carolina ... Scored a career-high 23 points in a road setback at Southern Miss ... Also set career bests for FG made (9) and FG attempts (15) and tied a career high for treys made (5) vs. Southern Miss ... Netted 18 of the Tigers' 34 first-half points vs. the Golden Eagles ... Had 15 points and seven assists in a home win over Rice ... Grabbed a career-best eight rebounds in a road loss at UCF ... Also had 12 points and five assists vs. the Knights ... Scored 19 points and added three rebounds and four assists in a road win at Houston ... Tied a career high with five treys made vs. the Cougars ... Netted only six points in a home win over Southern Miss, but hit two free throws with 32 seconds left to clinch the victory ... Had 10 points, two assists, two blocked shots and three steals in a road win at UAB ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-league contests ... Made nine starts ... Averaged 7.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists ... Had four or more assists in 10 games ... Posted 25 steals and 15 blocked shots ... Shot 38.2 percent from the floor, 35.6 percent from the three-point arc and 80 percent from the charity stripe ... Scored five points in a home victory over Xavier ... Had a solid all-around performance in a home win over Tennessee with five points, six boards, five assists, one block and four steals ... Dished out four assists and added five points and two steals in a home win over Charlotte ... Handed out five assists and blocked two shots in a home victory over Robert Morris ... Netted 17 points and had five assists, four rebounds and two steals in a road setback at Georgetown ... Had 11 points, five rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots in a home win over Lipscomb ... Stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points, five boards, four assists, two blocked shots and three steals in a road loss at Louisville ... Blocked a career-high three shots and dished out seven assists (tied season high) in a home setback to Murray State ... Had nine points, five assists and four steals in a road victory at Miami (Fla.) ... Dished out a season-high tying seven assists and scored nine points in a home win over Austin Peay ... Had 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals in a home victory over Jackson State ... Averaged only 5.3 points in the Maui Invitational (three games) ... Handed out a season-best seven assists, blocked two shots and had three steals in a win over Tennessee in the Maui Invitational ... Scored only two points and had one board and one assist in the season-opening win over Belmont.
2010-11 Season (Freshman)
Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all four postseason contests ... Averaged 7.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists ... Had eight steals ... Shot 39.1 percent from the floor and 44.4 percent from the three-point arc ... In the NCAA Tournament second-round game vs. Arizona, had six points, six assists, three steals (tied season high) and two rebounds ....Committed no turnovers in 26 minutes of action vs. Arizona ... In the Conference USA Tournament (three games), averaged 7.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists ... Had five steals ... Shot 41.2 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from the three-point line ... Scored 15 points and added six boards, three assists and two steals in the Tigers' C-USA Tournament championship game win over UTEP ... Netted all 15 points on five treys ... The five three-pointers tied a career high ... Three of his five treys came in the final 6:56 of the title game (started 20-10 run to close the contest) ... His last three-pointer came with 1:53 left and tied the game at 65-all ... Had five points, three assists and two steals in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over East Carolina ... Committed no turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Pirates ... Dished out five assists and grabbed four boards in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Southern Miss ...
Conference USA play: Made appearances in all 16 games ... Started seven league games ... Averaged 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists ... Had 24 steals and nine blocked shots ... Shot 27 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line ... Dished out three or more assists in 11 conference games ... Ranked among C-USA leaders (league games only) in assists (13th), steals (8th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (9th) ... Handed out seven assists and added five points and four boards in the regular season finale win over Tulane ... Hit a three-pointer with 4:27 left vs. Tulane that gave Memphis the lead for good at 57-55 ... On next possession, assisted on Tarik Black's dunk to extend the Tigers' lead to 59-55 ... Had five assists, five rebounds and four points in a road loss at East Carolina ... Tied a season best with three steals in a road loss at UTEP ... Posted five points, five boards and five assists in a home win over Houston ... Pulled down a season-best seven boards in a home win over Southern Miss ... Added nine points, five assists and two blocked shots vs. Southern Miss ... Was 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the final 2:20 to help seal the 67-61 win over the Golden Eagles ... Helped defend Southern Miss' All-C-USA first teamer Gary Flowers, who was held to 14 points ... Scored 10 points and dished out seven assists in a home win over UCF ... Had eight points, two assists and three steals (tied season high) in a road win at UAB ... Netted 12 points and added two boards, two assists and two steals in a road win at Southern Miss ... Scored all 12 of his points in the second half ... Scored seven of his 12 points in an 11-3 second-half run that cut a 48-36 deficit to 51-47 ... Hit a three-pointer with 5:50 left to start a 14-4 run that turned a 62-57 deficit into a 71-66 lead with 2:51 left ... Opened C-USA play with six points and three steals (tied season high) in a home win over East Carolina ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-league contests ... Made eight starts ... Averaged 8.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Had three or more assists in eight games ... Posted 23 steals and six blocked shots ... Shot 37.4 percent from the floor, 36.6 percent from the three-point arc and 75 percent from the charity stripe ... Played a season-low 10 minutes in the Tigers' 62-58 road win at Gonzaga ... Had four points, four assists and three boards in a road loss at Tennessee ... Dished out a career-best nine assists in a home win over Tennessee State ... Also scored seven points and grabbed six boards vs. Tennessee State ... Netted nine points in a home loss to Georgetown ... Handed out five assists and had three steals (tied season high) in a home win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Scored 18 points and added four boards, four assists and two steals in a home win over Austin Peay ... Scored his 18 points on 6-of-11 FG, 5-of-8 treys and 1-of-3 FT ... The six FG made tied a season high and the five three-pointers were a career best ... Had only one turnover in 32 minutes of action vs. Austin Peay ... Hit two treys in a 1:11 span in the second half to wipe out a 47-39 Austin Peay lead and tie the contest at 47-all ... Accounted for Tigers' first nine points in overtime period vs. Austin Peay ... Hit two three-pointers to give Memphis a 62-60 lead and then assisted on a Will Barton trey for a 65-62 advantage ... Scored 15 points and had two boards and three steals (tied season high) in a neutral-site loss to Kansas in the Jimmy V Classic ... Committed a season-high five miscues and had a season-best three steals in a home win over Arkansas State ... Had six points, five boards, six assists, one block and two steals in a home win over Tennessee Martin ... Posted 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a neutral-site win over LSU ... Scored all 12 points in the second half vs. LSU ... With game tied at 57-all with under four minutes to play, hit a three-pointer to give Memphis a 60-57 lead ... Blocked an LSU three-pointer with 1:34 left and Memphis leading 64-59, and then on ensuing possession, hit a three-pointer to extend the lead to 67-59 with 1:02 on the clock ... Scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in a home win over Miami, Fla., with all coming in the second half ... Hit a layup with 3:00 left to cut the Miami lead to 63-61, and then at the 1:53 mark, connected on a three-pointer to give Memphis a 66-65 lead ... With the Tigers holding a 68-66 lead, ripped a rebound away from a Miami player with :41 left ... Rebound led to an Antonio Barton FT to extend the Memphis lead to 69-66 ... In collegiate debut vs. Centenary, had a perfect shooting game with 6-of-6 FG and 4-of-4 treys en route to his 16-point performance ... Also pulled down three boards and had two steals in the home win over Centenary.
A top-75 prospect ... Ranked the No. 66 player in the country by Rivals.com ... Rivals.com also ranked him the No. 16 shooting guard in the nation ... Ranked among top 40 shooting guards in the country by ESPN.com (No. 34) and Scout.com (No. 38) ...
A member of the Memphis Magic Elite AAU team that won the national championship at the prestigious adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas in the summer of 2009 ... Scored 16 points in the championship victory ... Netted the game-winning basket in the tournament final ...
Helped lead Sheffield to an 19-15 overall record in 2008-09 ... The Knights earned a Class AA state tournament berth and advanced to the state quarterfinals ... The Class AA state tournament appearance was the first in Sheffield High School history ... Averaged 18.3 points his junior campaign to lead the Knights ... Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) All-State team for Class AA.