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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
Julian Swartz is in his first season with the Tigers as the program's assistant director of operations in 2012-13. Swartz, who previously worked at the NCAA Division I collegiate hoops level in 2008, comes to Memphis after working the past three years in the West Allis/West Milwaukee school district in Wisconsin.
In his role with the Tigers, Swartz oversees the Tigers' basketball web site, http://www.insidememphisbasketball.com/. The site gives inside glimpses into the Memphis hoops program, along with behind-the-scenes footage and messages from Pastner. Swartz also is involved with other areas of the program's operations side.
Swartz arrives in the Bluff City in the midst of exciting times for the Tigers program. Memphis is 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). The Tigers also won two-straight Conference USA Tournament titles (2011, 2012) and the 2011-12 C-USA regular-season crown.
And, on top of all that, Memphis announced in February of 2012 that it is moving to the BIG EAST Conference for the 2013-14 season.
In his previous NCAA Division I stint from 2005-08, Swartz was a graduate assistant on head coach Tom Crean's staff at Marquette. In those three seasons, the Golden Eagles posted a 69-31 overall record and a 31-19 BIG EAST Conference mark and earned three NCAA Tournament berths. Marquette won 20 or more games and recorded double-digit BIG EAST victories in each of his three seasons in Milwaukee.
The 2007-08 campaign was the most-successful one in Swartz's tenure with the Golden Eagles. Marquette went 25-10 overall, including 11-7 in league play, and finished fifth in the BIG EAST Conference regular season. The Golden Eagles advanced to the BIG EAST Conference Tournament semifinal round, before dropping a narrow overtime decision to Stanford in the NCAA Tournament round of 32.
The 2005-06 Golden Eagles squad finished fourth in the BIG EAST regular season (10-6 record), the program's best league showing until the 2011-12 season when Marquette placed second.
Among Swartz's duties at Marquette were: assisting with scouting reports, overseeing student-athletes' academic progress, setting up on-campus recruiting visits and coordinating summer camps. Additionally, Swartz assisted in player development, working with All-BIG EAST honorees Lazar Hayward, Dominic James, Wesley Matthews, Jerel McNeal and Steve Novak. Hayward, Matthews and Novak all were either NBA Draft selections or free agents.
Swartz also earned his master's degree in School Counseling from Marquette in 2008.
Following his three-year stint at Marquette, Swartz served an internship with the Indiana University hoops program in the fall of 2008. From 2009-12, Swartz was a counselor in the West Allis/West Milwaukee school district, while also serving as an assistant coach for the Waukesha South High School varsity hoops squad (2009-11).
A 2005 graduate of Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., Swartz began his collegiate playing career at the University of Wisconsin in 1999-2000. He played in 17 games that season and helped the Badgers to a 22-14 record and an improbable NCAA Final Four run. Wisconsin entered the 2000 NCAA Tournament with an 18-13 mark and was awarded the West Region's No. 8 seed. The Badgers' path to the Final Four included a second-round 66-59 win over West Region No. 1 seed Arizona, which had a senior reserve on its bench by the name of Josh Pastner.
Swartz, who earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Carroll College, was named the 1999 Associated Press Wisconsin High School Player of the Year and academic all-state. In his final prep season at Waukesha South High School, Swartz averaged 23.2 points per game.