Tigers fall to Cavaliers 78-60 in NCAA Third Round
Dixon Jr. scores 19 points and hits four free throws in the final 10 seconds to push Tigers to third round.
UConn defeats Memphis 72-53 Thursday night at FedExForum
Jackson leads Tigers with 21 points and six assists
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Watch the full highlights and recap of the Tigers' first AAC home win on Thursday night, cruising past the Houston Cougars 82-59.
Highlights and recap of the Tigers' 80-58 win over the USF Bulls on Sunday afternoon in FedExForum.
Take a behind the scenes look at the Memphis men's basketball trip to the City of Brotherly Love to take on American Athletic Conference foe Temple. Go Tigers!
Highlights and full recap of the Tigers upset win over the No. 12 and reigning national champion Louisville Cardinals on the road Thursday night.
Memphis vs Virginia in the NCAA Third Round in Raleigh, N.C. Photos by Tim Cowie
Memphis vs. Virginia photos by USA TODAY Sports
Memphis vs George Washington in the NCAA Second Round in Raleigh, N.C. on March 21, 2014. Photos by Tim Cowie
Memphis NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice Day on March 20, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
No. 19 Memphis vs No. 21 UConn in the American Athletic Conference Tournament on March 13, 2014 at FedExForum.
Postseason (NCAA/The American Tournaments): Started all three postseason contests (28.3 minutes played) ... Averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds ... Had six assists, five blocked shots and two steals ... Shot 53.3 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from the free throw line ... In the NCAA Tournament (two games), averaged 30 minutes, 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots ... Shot 58.3 percent from the field and 20 percent from the foul line ... Played 32 minutes in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament third-round setback to Virginia ... Had seven points, six boards, four assists and two blocked shots vs. the Cavaliers ... Netted eight points on 4-of-4 FG in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament second-round victory over George Washington ... Pulled down five rebounds and blocked two shots vs. the Colonials ... In the American Athletic Conference Tournament loss to Connecticut, had eight points, five rebounds and two assists ...
American Athletic Conference play: Started all 18 league games (30.3 minutes played) ... Averaged 11.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game ... Had 32 assists and 24 steals ... Shot 53.4 percent from the floor, 100 percent from the three-point arc and 58 percent from the free throw line ... Posted 10 double-figure scoring contests, including three 20-point performances ... Recorded three double-doubles ... Had 13 games with five or more boards ... Ranked among American Athletic Conference statistical leaders (conference games only) in scoring (23rd), rebounding (8th), field goal percentage (6th), steals (13th) and blocked shots (6th) ... Tied a career best with four steals in the regular-season home finale vs. SMU (win) ... Nearly posted a double-double with eight points and nine rebounds in a road loss at Cincinnati ... Grabbed 10 rebounds and tied a career high with four steals in a come-from-behind home victory over Louisville ... Also had five points, three assists and three blocked shots vs. the Cardinals ... Hit 3-of-4 FT in the final 1:03 to help seal the win over Louisville ... Recorded fourth double-double of the season (fifth of career) with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a road setback at Houston ... Tied a career high with 15 FG attempts vs. the Cougars ... Had 20 points, four rebounds, four assists, two blocked shot and two steals in an overtime home win over Temple ... Tied a career best with 10 FG made vs. the Owls ... Attempted a career-high 15 FG vs. Temple ... Netted 11 of his 20 points in the final 9:21 of regulation and overtime vs. Temple ... Scored 10 points and added three boards, two assists, two blocked shots and two steals in a road win at Rutgers ... Blocked a career-high five shots in an overtime road setback at Connecticut ... Also had seven points and six rebounds vs. the Huskies ... Played a career-best 44 minutes vs. Connecticut ... Had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists in a home win over UCF ... Scored 13 points and pulled down six boards in a home victory over Rutgers ... Blocked four shots in a road win at UCF ... Posted third double-double of the season (fourth of career) with 13 points and 10 boards in a home win over USF ... Also had two assists, two blocked shots and three steals vs. the Bulls ... The 13-point game vs. USF was the final of a five-game, double-figure scoring streak in which he averaged 16.2 points ... Had 20 points and six rebounds in a home victory over Houston ... Outdueled Houston's TaShawn Thomas, who finished with 14 points and seven boards ... Netted 10 points in a home loss to Connecticut ... Scored a career-high 23 points (7-of-11 FG, 9-of-11 FT) in a road victory at Temple ... The nine FT made were a career best ... Added 11 boards for his second double-double of the season (third of career) ... Scored 15 points and pulled down eight boards in a road win at Louisville ... His dunk with 3:30 left started a game-closing 14-3 run for the 73-67 win ... Netted six points in the run (2 dunks/2 FT) ... Closed the run with a dunk at the buzzer ... Pulled down 10 rebounds and scored five points in the Tigers' American Athletic Conference opener at USF (road win) ... Hit the first three-pointer of his career vs. the Bulls ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Started all 13 non-league games (27.0 minutes played) ... Averaged 13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots ... Had 22 assists and 18 steals ... Shot 67.4 percent from the field and 64.3 percent from the charity stripe ... Posted one double-double ... Had 10 double-figure scoring contests ... Record five or more rebounds in 11 of the 13 non-conference games ... Netted 10 points, grabbed eight boards and blocked three shots in the Tigers' come-from-behind home win over Gonzaga ... Hit a key layup in the Tigers' game-closing 17-2 run that turned a 52-43 Gonzaga lead to a 60-54 Memphis win ... His layup cut the Bulldogs' lead to 54-52 with 2:57 left ... Scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots in a home win over LeMoyne-Owen ... Had 13 points, seven boards, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals in a home victory over Jackson State ... Netted 20 points on 10-of-12 FG in a home win over Southeast Missouri ... The 10 FG made were a career high ... Also had eight rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and four steals vs. the Redhawks ... Capped off the most memorable play of the season with an alley-oop dunk in the second half vs. Southeast Missouri ... Play started with a Geron Johnson steal ... Michael Dixon Jr. picked up the loose ball and, with his back to Memphis' offensive end, tossed the ball ahead to Johnson, who immediately hit Chris Crawford at the left-hand corner three-point line ... Crawford then touch-passed the alley-oop to Goodwin ... Tied a career high with five assists in a neutral-court setback to Florida in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden ... Also had seven points, five rebounds and three blocked shots vs. the Gators ... Nearly had a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds in a home victory over UALR ... Posted a solid all-around performance in a home win over Northwestern State with 21 points, six rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots and two steals ... Played 39 minutes and had 17 points, eight boards, three assists, two blocked shots and two steals in the Old Spice Classic championship-game victory over Oklahoma State ... Netted five of his 17 points in an 18-6 run to open the second half to turn a 42-32 deficit into a 50-48 lead ... His layup at the 11:19 mark gave Memphis its first lead since 7:44 of the first half ... Netted eight points in the Tigers' Old Spice Classic semifinal win over LSU ... Posted first double-double of the season (second of career) with 17 points and 10 boards in Memphis' Old Spice Classic quarterfinal win over Siena ... Had six points, eight rebounds and three assists in a home win over Nicholls ... Scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds in a road setback at Oklahoma State ... Netted 10 points in the season-opening win over Austin Peay (home).
Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all five postseason contests ... Averaged 4.0 points and 3.2 rebounds ... Had four assists, four blocked shots and two steals ... Shot 35.7 percent from the field ... Had one double-figure scoring game ... Did not score in the Tigers' two NCAA Tournament games ... Averaged only 9.5 minutes in the two NCAA Tournament contests ... In the Conference USA Tournament (three games), averaged 6.7 points and 4.3 rebounds ... Had three assists, two blocked shots and one steal ... Shot 41.7 percent from the floor ... Pulled down seven rebounds and scored two points in the Tigers' double-overtime C-USA Tournament championship game victory over Southern Miss ... Had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over Tulsa ... Hit a season-high tying six FG and attempted a season-best 13 FG vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Scored six points in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Tulane ...
Conference USA play: Started all 16 league games ... Averaged 7.4 points and 3.9 boards ... Had 21 assists, 22 blocked shots and 13 steals ... Shot 46.6 percent from the floor and 60.7 percent from the free throw line ... Had six double-figure scoring games and one double-digit rebounding performance ... Posted five or more boards in five contests ... Ranked among the Conference USA leaders (league games only) in blocked shots (8th) ... Had four points and three rebounds in the regular-season home finale win over UAB ... Scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists in the road win at UCF ... Netted 19 points on 6-of-7 FG and 7-of-9 FT in a home win over Southern Miss ... The 19 points were his high in C-USA action ... The six FG made tied a season best ... Also had five rebounds, five assists (tied career high), two blocked shots and one steal vs. the Golden Eagles ... Had nine points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots in a road win at Southern Miss ... Recorded 10 points, three boards, two assists, one blocked shot and three steals in a home victory over Tulsa ... Grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked three shots (tied season best) and added two steals in a road win at East Carolina ... Scored 11 points and pulled down four rebounds in a home win over Marshall ... Opened C-USA play with three-straight, double-figure scoring games vs. East Carolina (12 points; home win), UAB (10 points; road win) and Rice (10 points; road win) ... Also had four boards, two assists and two blocked shots at Rice ... Pulled down eight rebounds in his C-USA debut vs. East Carolina ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-league contests and started 12 ... Averaged 8.5 points and 5.4 rebounds ... Had 23 assists, 14 blocked shots and 23 steals ... Shot 50 percent from the field and 67.2 percent from the free throw line ... Had six double-figure scoring games and one double-figure rebounding contest ... Had nine games with five or more boards ... Posted a solid all-around performance in a home victory over Harvard with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots (season high) and three steals ... Had seven points, three steals and two boards in a road win at Tennessee ... Scored 15 points and added three rebounds and three steals in a home win over Loyola, Md. ... Netted 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds in a home victory over Lipscomb ... Dished out a career-best five assists and recorded a career-high tying four steals in a home win over Austin Peay ... Also grabbed eight boards vs. the Governors ... Scored a season-high 20 points and hit a season-best six FG in a home win over Ohio ... Also connected on a season-high eight FT vs. the Bobcats ... Pulled down nine boards and three assists vs. Ohio ... Recorded first collegiate double-double with 17 points and a career-high 12 boards in a home win over UT Martin ... Also blocked two shots vs. the Skyhawks ... Had 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and four steals (career best) in a loss to Minnesota at the Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas ... In collegiate debut, scored eight points and had seven boards, two assists, one blocked shot and three steals in the season-opening home win over North Florida ... Was 6-of-6 from the free throw line vs. North Florida.
Came off the bench in all five contests ... Team's third-leading scorer with a 12.4 average ... Squad's fourth-leading rebounder with a 4.8 average ... Tops on the team in field goal percentage (80 percent) and free throw percentage (77.8 percent) ... Had five assists, two blocks and two steals ...
In opening game vs. the U.S. Virgin Islands, had a perfect shooting game with 12-of-12 FG and 6-of-6 FT for a game-high 30 points ... Grabbed six boards ... His 30-point performance was the third-highest, single-game scoring effort in USA Basketball U18 history ... His 12-of-12 shooting performance set a U.S. mark for highest field goal percentage in a U18 game ...
Followed his record-setting opening game with 13 points, seven boards and three assists in the win over Mexico ... Had two points and four rebounds while playing in foul trouble in the preliminary-round win over Brazil ...
In the semifinal victory over Argentina, scored 13 points and grabbed two boards ... Netted his 13 points on 4-of-5 FG and 5-of-6 FT ... Had four points and five boards in Team USA's championship-game win over Brazil.
Played four seasons at Southwest DeKalb High School, where he led the Panthers to back-to-back state title games in his final two seasons ... Won the 2012 Atlanta Journal-Constitution slam dunk contest championship ... Named to the Georgia Class AAAA All-State and 6AAAA All-Region first teams in 2011-12 ... Selected All-Metro first team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2011-12 ... As a senior, averaged 21.2 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks ... Shot 74 percent from the field ... Posted 26 double-doubles ... Helped lead Southwest DeKalb to its second-straight Georgia Class AAAA state title game and a 22-10 record ... Scored 12 points with seven boards and three blocks in the title game ...
Received Class AAAA All-State first team honors following the 2010-11 season ... As a junior, averaged 18.0 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks ... Shot over 70 percent from the field ... Helped the Panthers to a 24-6 record before losing in the Georgia Class AAAA state championship game ... His best game as a junior was a 41-point performance in a playoff win over Lakeside ...
As a sophomore in 2009-10, averaged 14.0 points and 11.0 rebounds to help Southwest DeKalb to a 19-8 record ... As a freshman in 2008-09, started 14 games and averaged 7.0 points and 7.0 rebounds as the Panthers went 13-14 ...
Played AAU ball with the Atlanta Celtics ... The program has produced current NBA stars Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Derrick Favors, Joe Johnson and Amare Stoudemire ...
Also was an all-state football player at tight end/wide receiver for Southwest DeKalb ... Helped the Panthers to an 8-3 record as a senior.