Tigers Looking To End Road Swing On A High Note
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Dec. 15, 1999

Memphis at Arkansas State
Thursday, December 16, 1999 * 7:05 pm
Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Ark.
WMC-AM 790 (Dave Woloshin & Hank McDowell)
WLMT-TV (Greg Gaston & Jon Albright)

After losing two straight on the road, the Tigers will be looking to end a three-game swing on a winning note tonight at Arkansas State ... Thursday's game is the first of four for the Tigers in the next eight days ... Memphis ventures to Jonesboro, Ark., for the first time since posting a 60-59 win over the Indians Dec. 5, 1987 ... the U of M has turned the ball over 20+ times in each of the past two games.

First Ole Miss on Saturday, now Arkansas State tonight. Throw in an upcoming game against Tennessee and it's easy to see the University of Memphis basketball team is in the midst of a backyard-battle kind of week.

Following a 74-64 loss at Mississippi on Saturday, things don't get any easier for the Tigers tonight when they travel to Jonesboro, Ark., for the first time in 12 years to take on an Arkansas State team which advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year and has one of the nation's top point guards in Chico Fletcher.

The 1-4 Indians are coming off a 79-68 road win at Jackson State which avenged an overtime loss in the Convocation Center a week earlier. The Dec. 6 game was Arkansas State's last before breaking for fall semester exams. Along with a 12.4 scoring average, Fletcher is averaging 9.0 assists per game. Senior forward C.J. Pepper is averaging 12.6 points and 7.2 rebounds to lead the Indians.

Memphis will actually be looking to stop a two-game losing streak which began with a 62-61 loss at Kansas State on Dec. 8. Prior to venturing to the nation's heartland, the Tigers were riding a four-game winning streak capped by an 82-72 win over then, 25th-ranked Miami.

TIGER MOMENT -- December 16th
Chris Garner blocks a jumper by Tennessee's Damon Johnson with 5.3 seconds to play, preserving Memphis' 57-55 win over the Vols on Dec. 16, 1995. The victory in 1995 was Memphis' last against Tennessee. On Saturday the Tigers will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak against the in-state rival.

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Conference USA head coaches will once again be featured on a weekly teleconference throughout the season. The teleconfer-ence will be held regularly each Monday beginning Monday, Jan. 3 through March 13.

The teleconference begins each week at 10 a.m. University of Memphis interim head coach Johnny Jones will be available at 11:01 a.m. The teleconference concludes with media notes ex-change beginning at 11:29 a.m.

University of Memphis basketball games are broadcast locally by WMC-AM 790. The 5,000-watt station returns after 11 years away from U of M athletics as the Tigers' flagship station, sending out a signal in a 100-mile radius of the city of Memphis. Dave Woloshin begins his third season handling play-by play for Tiger basketball. Woloshin, who hosts Sportscall 790 on week-day afternoons, spent eight years as the television play-by-play announcer for the Tigers on WLMT-TV

Working alongside Woloshin for his sixth season will be former Tiger star Hank McDowell. McDowell played for the Tigers from 1977-81 and was twice named team MVP. He played five seasons in the NBA and played in Europe for three years. Four-year Tiger football letterman Marcus Holliday begins his first year as producer for the broadcasts.

Each Tuesday, WREC-AM 600 airs the Johnny Jones Show from 6-7 p.m. live from T.J. Mulligan's on Quince at Kirby in Southeast Memphis. Jones will recap previous games, preview upcoming contests and answer questions from the live audience as well as by telephone. Matt Dillon begins his first season as host.

The Johnny Jones Television Show airs Sunday nights on WMLT-TV 30 in Memphis. ABC 24/UPN 30 sports director Greg Gaston is the show's host.

Memphis will have three games broadcast live nationally on ESPN2 as well as four other games broadcast regionally by ESPN Regional.

Memphis' first appearance on ESPN2 was the Tigers' season opener against Georgetown at the Maui Invitational. The Tigers also play host to Louisville (Feb. 5) and UNC Charlotte (Feb. 20) in games which will be broadcast by ESPN2.

In addition to broadcasting the ESPN Regional games in the Memphis market, WLMT-TV will also broadcast every Tiger road game live. Greg Gaston begins his fourth season calling play-by-play for the Tigers. John Albright, who played for the Tigers from 1980-84, begins his 15th year handling the color for Tiger basketball. Albright has also worked for ESPN.

WKNO-TV begins its 30th anniversary season broadcasting Memphis basketball. This season WKNO-TV, Memphis' public broadcasting station, will air home games not televised live on a taped-delay basis beginning at 10 p.m. Matt Dillon begins his 27th season calling Tiger basketball for WKNO. He will be joined by analyst Jon Albright.

The University of Memphis named Johnny Jones the Tigers' interim head coach on Nov. 14. Jones, one of the most visible collegiate recruiters in the nation, is entering his third season with the U of M program. Jones had served as the associate head coach at Memphis for the last two years and headed up the Tigers' national recruiting program.

Jones came to Memphis by way of Louisiana State where he worked under Dale Brown for 12 years. Prior to his coaching days, Jones, 38, was a player for the LSU Tigers in the early '80s and was a member of the 1980-81 team that won the SEC, advanced to the Final Four and won a school-record 31 games. Jones is the only person in the history of LSU basketball to both coach and play in a Final Four.

Jones and his wife Kelli have a son, John Vincent, who was born last June and are expecting a second child the first of the year.


  • Arkansas State holds a 27-26 lead in its series with Memphis but the Tigers have won 13 of the past 16 games, including an 83-66 victory last year in Memphis.
  • Memphis shot 50.8 percent from the floor (33-65) en route to last year's 83-66 win in The Pyramid. Jimmie Hunter came off the bench to score 18 points, had five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and four steals.
  • Last year's win over Arkansas State marked the Tigers' 100th victory in The Pyramid.
  • Arkansas State is 16-7 against Memphis in games played in Jonesboro. However Memphis has won the last four games in the Arkan-sas city and has not lost on the road to the Indians since the early 1950s.
  • Arkansas State had posted back-to-back wins in Memphis prior to last year's loss. The Indians closed down the Tigers' run in the Mid-South Coliseum with a 58-57 win over the U of M in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on March 18, 1991. It was the last game the Tigers played in the facility before moving downtown.

Tonight's game marks the third straight game the Tigers have played on the road since an 82-72 win over then, 25th-ranked Miami on Dec. 4. And to make the Tigers' mid-December stretch even more difficult, bookending the road swing are a pair of home games against nationally-ranked opponents. After tonight's game, the U of M must turn its attention to a Saturday game in The Pyramid against 13th-ranked Tennessee.

This year marks the first time the U of M has played three straight on the road since February of 1997 when the Tigers rebounded from a 72-67 overtime loss at Houston to win at 23rd-ranked Tulane 62-56 and at Saint Louis 59-58.

Memphis 83, Arkansas State 66
Jan. 25, 1999 Memphis, Tenn.

Antonio Harvey     7-12    1-4   2-2   3    4  17
C.J. Pepper        5-13    0-0   2-3   5    3  12
Freddy Hicks        2-4    0-0   2-2   6    5   6
Chico Fletcher     5-15    2-4   4-8   6    1  16
Jeff Holloway       0-0    0-0   0-0   2    2   0
DeShawn Denson     2-10    1-4   3-4   3    1   8
Jermaine Ezell      1-4    1-2   0-0   2    1   3
Geoff Williams      2-3    0-0   0-0   7    5   4
Totals            24-61   5-14  13-19 36   22  66

MEMPHIS (83) FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP Omar Sneed 4-9 0-0 6-8 5 2 14 Shamel Jones 4-9 0-0 3-4 4 1 11 Jermaine Ousley 4-9 0-0 0-2 6 1 8 Marcus Moody 6-11 0-2 0-0 2 4 12 Keiron Shine 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 2 Dinno Daniels 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 0 Jimmie Hunter 6-12 1-3 5-6 5 3 18 Shyrone Chatman 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Aaron Mulvagh 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 Daniel Weaver 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Kelly Wise 7-9 0-0 2-3 9 1 16 Totals 33-65 1-5 16-23 40 21 83

Halftime: Memphis 38, Arkansas St. 31. Assists: Arkansas St. 14 (Fletcher 7), Memphis 18 (Daniels 5). Blocked Shots: Arkansas St. 3 (Hicks 3), Memphis 6 (Hunter 3, Wise 3). Steals: Arkansas St. 4 (Harvey 1, Denson 1, Ezell 1, Williams 1), Memphis 14 (Sneed 3, Jones 1, Ousley 1 , Moody 1 , Daniels 3, Hunter 4, Wise 1). Attendance: 12,714.

Memphis will play its last nonconference road game of the regular season when the Tigers travel to Jonesboro. Memphis has not won a road game against a nonconference opponent since defeating Oklahoma 80-78 on Dec. 13, 1997. The Tigers have lost eight straight games in opposing teams' arenas.

Following tonight's game, Memphis plays its next five games at home. The Tigers do not hit the road again until a Jan. 8 game at Saint Louis.

The University of Memphis' inside game continues to struggle to find an identity. In its last three games, just 30 percent of the Tigers' field goal attempts have come from its five post players. Against Ole Miss on Saturday, just 16 of the Tigers' 55 field goal attempts (29.1 percent) were taken by forwards Earl Barron, James Harris, Shamel Jones, Paris London and Kelly Wise.

During the first two stops of the current three-game road swing Wise, who is averaging 12.4 points per game and 9.0 rebounds, attempted just 11 shots (5-of-11). Wise was 2-of-6 against Kansas State but never got to the free throw line. Against Ole Miss he was 3-of-5 but struggled at the line, making 3-of-8 from the stripe.

Memphis is shooting 63.8 percent from the free throw line this season but the percentage would be much lower if not for the shooting of point guards Keiron Shine and Courtney Trask. Shine leads the squad with a 84.6 free throw percentage (22- of-26) while Trask has made 78.6 percent of his shots (11-of-14). Without the tandem, Memphis' free throw shooting percentage dips to 59.7 percent.

One statistic which is not included in the total numbers is the Tigers' shooting while in the bonus. The U of M has missed the front end on 10-of-20 bonus situations this year, including all three of its one-and-one opportunities against Ole Miss.

Memphis senior forward James Harris started the second half against Ole Miss and responded with typical Harris numbers. He was whistled for three personal fouls in the first 1:19 of the period but "The Sheriff" sparked a 17-3 Tiger run to begin the half by scoring the Tigers' first two baskets after the break.

Harris equaled a career scoring high with six points and had two rebounds before fouling out following seven minutes on the floor. He also sustained a cut to his left temple which required four stitches following the game.

Last year Memphis' defense drew just 17 charges. After eight games this season, Memphis has equaled the mark from a year ago. Both Keiron Shine and Earl Barron, the U of M's leaders in the miscellaneous stat, forced player control fouls in the loss at Ole Miss. Shine leads the Tigers, drawing opposing players into seven player control fouls while Barron has been on the defensive end of four charges.

Just a reminder ... tip-off time for the Tigers' Saturday game against Tennessee is at 7:30 p.m. U of M graduation ceremonies will be held earlier in the day in The Pyramid and the arena will have to be reconfigured for the game.


                 Conference USA         Overall
Team              Record Pct.            Record Pct.
Southern Miss       0-0 .000               7-1 .875
Tulane              0-0 .000               7-1 .875
UAB                 0-0 .000               5-2 .714
South Florida       0-0 .000               4-2 .667
Houston             0-0 .000               5-3 .625
Memphis             0-0 .000               4-4 .500


                 Conference USA         Overall
Team              Record Pct.            Record Pct.
Cincinnati          0-0 .000               7-0 1.000
DePaul              0-0 .000               7-2 .778
UNC Charlotte       0-0 .000               5-2 .714
Saint Louis         0-0 .000               5-2 .714
Louisville          0-0 .000               4-2 .667
Marquette           0-0 .000               4-3 .571

C-USA Games This Week

Monday, December 13
South Florida 109, Florida Atlantic 80

Tuesday, December 14
DePaul 71, St. John's 65

Wednesday, December 15
Houston at Louisiana-Monroe
Central Florida at Louisville

Thursday, December 16
Cincinnati at Saint Louis
Memphis at Arkansas State

Saturday, December 18
UAB at Princeton
Cincinnati at Xavier
DePaul at UCLA
Houston at Georgetown
Louisville at Kentucky
Tennessee at Memphis

Sunday, December 19
Missouri-Kansas City at Saint Louis

National Polls
Associated Press Top 25

Through games of Dec. 12

Rank  Team                 Record    Pts    Pv
1. Cincinnati (62)          7-0    1,740     1
2. Stanford (8)             6-0    1,651     3
3. Connecticut              7-1    1,579     6
4. Arizona                  7-1    1,551     2
5. Michigan State           7-2    1,416     4
6. Auburn                   5-1    1,269     8
7. North Carolina           7-2    1,248     7
8. Kansas                   7-1    1,241     5
9. Florida                  6-1    1,143     9
10. Syracuse                7-0    1,120    12
11. Duke                    6-2    1,011    14
12. Ohio State              3-1      940    13
13. Tennessee               8-0      902    16
14. Oklahoma State          7-0      730    17
15. Texas                   5-2      696    10
16. Maryland                8-2      542    21
17. Temple                  3-2      534    19
18. UCLA                    3-1      487    11
19. DePaul                  6-2      465    20
20. Illinois                5-2      383    22
21. Indiana                 6-1      375    15
22. Gonzaga                 5-2      293    24
23. Oklahoma                8-0      284    NR
24. Purdue                  6-2      208    25
25. Wake Forest             5-1      204    18

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: St. John's 169, Dayton 168, Utah 105, North Carolina St. 102, Minnesota 28, Michigan 23, LSU 21, Creighton 20, Kentucky 18, Vanderbilt 16, Miami 15, Tulsa 12, Mississippi 9, Georgia 6, Marshall 6, St. Bonaventure 4, UNLV 3, Ball State 2, MEMPHIS 2, New Mexico St. 2, Wisconsin 2, Delaware 1, Iowa St. 1, N. Iowa 1, SMU 1, Siena 1.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25
Through games of Dec. 12

Rank  Team               Record    Pts   Pv
1. Cincinnati (28)         7-0     772    1
2. Stanford (3)            6-0     731    3
3. Arizona                 7-1     709    2
4. Connecticut             7-1     680    6
5. Michigan St.            7-2     608    5
6. Kansas                  7-1     603    4
7. Auburn                  5-1     541    8
8. Florida                 6-1     518   10
9. North Carolina          7-2     510    7
10. Syracuse               7-0     505    9
11. Duke                   6-2     446   13
12. Tennessee              8-0     384   15
13. Ohio State             3-1     321   16
14. Maryland               8-2     310   19
15. Oklahoma State         7-0     301   17
16. Texas                  5-2     298   12
17. UCLA                   3-1     236   11
18. Temple                 3-2     213   18
19. Indiana                6-1     212   14
20. DePaul                 6-2     201   20
21. Purdue                 6-2     149   23
22. Illinois               5-2     142   24
23. Wake Forest            5-1     136   21
24. Oklahoma               8-0     116   NR
25. Utah                   5-2     108   25

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Gonzaga 105, Dayton 50, Kentucky 35, St. John's 33, North Carolina St. 27, Creighton 15, Colorado 15, Wisconsin 8, Mississippi 8, Miami 6, Tulsa 5, South Florida 4, St. Bonaventure 3, Kent 3, Samford 3, Sienna 2, Minnesota 1, Delaware 1, Georgia 1.

This year marks the third season the University of Memphis basketball program has been involved with "Toys for Li'l Tigers". Tiger basketball fans are asked to bring an new, unwrapped toy to the U of M's games against Tennessee (Dec. 18) and ULMonroe (Dec. 21). Last year the U of M basketball team was able to brighten the holidays for over 350 inner-city children on Christmas Eve. In addition the Tigers also distributed toys at LeBonheur Children's Hospital and plan on making a return visit this holiday season. Tiger fans can also be dropped off at the basketball office at the corner of Normal and Southern through Dec. 21.

University of Memphis interim head coach Johnny Jones announced the Tigers have signed two players from Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis to National Letters of Intent. The U of M signed Scooter McFadgon (6-3, 170) on the first day of the early signing period. McFadgon's second cousin and high school teammate, Lou Wright (6- 6, 180), signed on the final day of the early period. Wright is the younger brother of Atlanta Hawk Lorenzen Wright who also played at the U of M. He played the last three years for California power Westchester High in Los Angeles before moving back to Memphis this summer. McFadgon is considered the best prep player in the state of Tennessee.

"It is exciting there are two players of that caliber at the same high school," said Memphis coach Johnny Jones. "We are very fortunate they are playing for very good basketball coach who will prepare them to play at this level." Both players are ranked by most recruiting analysts as Top 100 prep prospects.

The University of Memphis Tigers are joining forces this season with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis for a new venture in community outreach. During the 1999-2000 academic year each member of the team will serve as a mentor for an area child.

The Tigers met their new little brothers the week before the team's first exhibition game. Most of the little brothers were in attendance at both exhibitions.

"The exposure the littles in Big Brothers Big Sisters have is so narrow," said Big Brothers Big Sisters executive director Adrienne Bailey. "Usually they come from single, female parent households. They have to take two or three jobs just to make ends meet and don't have the time to take children places the children of two-parent homes take for granted. This is a wonderful opportunity."

The Big Brothers project is one of several community relations activities the Tigers are involved in. One of the biggest city and county-wide projects is Tracking the Tigers. The program involves over 250 classroom teachers from grades K-12 which is a fun way children develop skills in math, geography, writing and reading by following the basketball team throughout the season.

Referee-Tom O'Neill. Umpire 1-Bill Kennedy. Umpire 2-David Hall.

Courtney Trask
Guard, 6-3, 174, Freshman
Baton Rouge, La. 5

  • Began his career at Memphis with an 11-point game against Georgetown.
  • Had a career-high six assists to go along with 10 points in 31 minutes of work in the Tigers' first win, an 83-65 victory over Chaminade.
  • Started for the first time in his career in the Tigers' home opener against Alabama A&M. Scored five points, had four as-sists and one steal.


  • Was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Class 3A Player of the Year as a senior.
  • Helped lead Parkview Baptist to a 20-11 record, averaging 26 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and two steals per game.
  • His 26-point scoring average was third-best in Louisiana Class 3A.
  • During four-year career, Parkview Baptist won two state championships and were state runners-up a third season.
  • Prep team posted a four-year record of 148-33 and were ranked as high as fourth in the nation Trask's junior year.

    Points: 11 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Rebounds: 3 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Assists: 6 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Steals: 2 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99), vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99), at Kansas State (12/8/99)
    Blocks: none
    FG Made: 3 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99), vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    3PT FG Made: 3 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    Minutes Played: 31 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)

Michael Conway
Guard, 6-1, 165, Sophomore
Dallas, Texas 10

  • Was in uniform for the first time when the Tigers played host to Jackson State Dec. 1.
  • Walk-on who practiced with the Tigers prior to the holiday break last year. Began practicing with the Tigers this year in early November.


  • Averaged 15 points, five rebounds and four assists as a senior.
  • All-district second-team pick as a senior. Honorable men-tion selection sophomore year.
  • Is a third-year business marketing major at the Unviersity of Memphis.
  • Was born April 29, 1979 in Dallas. Is the son of Eleanor Payne.

Keiron Shine
Guard, 5-11, 165, Senior
Memphis, Tenn. 11

  • Connected on only 14 three-pointers during the 1998-99 season. Has 17 treys in his senior campaign already. Leads the Tigers with a 15.1 scoring average.
  • Struggled out of the gate, going 0-for-9 from the floor against Georgetown and did not have an assist in three starts at the Maui Invitational.
  • Scored 18 points, making 6-of-11 three-pointers against Southern Cal in the tournament.
  • Came off the bench against Alabama A&M and scored 13 points and had four assists, including a lob pass to Shannon Forman for a first-half dunk.
  • Scored a career-high 39 points to set a new Pyramid scor-ing record. He was 6-of-7 from three-point range and his 85.7 shooting percentage behind the arc also established a new arena record. In the second half, the senior was close to perfect going 5-for-5 from the field including four three-pointers. Was 9-of-10 from the free throw line missing his final attempt with 7.6 sec-onds to play.
  • With 3:04 to play drilled a three-pointer with three seconds on the shot clock to give the Tigers a 71-63 lead. After Miami answered with a basket, hit an NBA three-pointer from the top of the key to give the Tigers a nine-point lead.


  • Emerged as the Tigers' starter at point guard.
  • Averaged 5.4 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds his first season at Memphis after transferring from Okaloosa-Walton Junior College.
  • Shot 42.5 percent from the field during the year but over the last six games was 21-of-39 from the floor (a 53.8 percent clip) and averaged 9.8 points.
  • Also shot 88.9 percent from the line during the year.
  • Was "in the zone" at Houston where he scored 26 points to more than triple his previous career scoring high of eight points. Against the Cougars, came off the bench to make 10-of-18 from the field, including five of 11 three-pointers. Also had two assists and two steals.
  • Shot 42.5 percent from the field during the year but over the last six games was 21-of-39 from the floor (a 53.8 percent clip) and averaged 9.8 points.

    Points: 39 vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    Rebounds: 6 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/30/98)
    Assists: 4, eight times
    Steals: 3 vs. South Florida (1/23/99), vs. Marquette (2/21/99)
    Blocks: 1 at Arkansas (12/19/98)
    FG Made: 12 vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    3PT FG Made: 6 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99), vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    Minutes Played: 36 vs. Marquette (2/21/99)

    Points: 39 vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    Rebounds: 3 vs. Miami (12/4/99), at Kansas State (12/8/99)
    Assists: 4 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99), vs. Jackson State
    (12/1/99), at Kansas State (12/8/99)
    Steals: 1 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99), vs. Jackson State (12/
    1/99), 1 vs. Mississippi (12/11/99)
    Blocks: none
    FG Made: 12 vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    3PT FG Made: 6 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99), vs. Miami
    Minutes Played: 32 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)

Paris London
Forward, 6-8, 260, Sophomore
Memphis, Tenn. 14

  • Had 11 points and eight boards against Chaminade in the third round of the Maui Invitational.
  • Posted first career double-double with a 12-point, 11-re-bound outing against Alabama A&M.


  • First player off the bench a season-high eight times as a true freshman.
  • Averaged 5.0 points and 2.6 rebounds as a rookie.
  • Accounted for first double-figure scoring game, finishing with 11 points and seven rebounds against Northeast Louisiana. Was 4-for-6 from the floor and had two assists in the game.
  • Scored a career-high 13 points during a 6-for-7 shooting performance against UNC Charlotte.
  • Highly-rated recruit out of high school who as a Class 3A Mr. Basketball Finalist, first-team all-state pick who averaged 21.9 points and 12.4 rebounds as a senior at Hamilton High School.

    Points: 13 at UNC Charlotte (1/10/99)
    Rebounds: 11 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Assists: 3 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/30/98)
    Steals: 2 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Blocks: 2 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/30/98)
    FG Made: 6 vs. UNC Charlotte (1/10/99)
    Minutes Played: 31 vs. UAB (1/2/99)

    Points: 12 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Rebounds: 11 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Assists: 2 vs. Southern California (11/23/99)
    Steals: 2 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Blocks: 1 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    FG Made: 4 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Minutes Played: 29 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)

Shyrone Chatman
Guard, 6-4, 209, Junior
Baton Rouge, La. 15

  • Had a season-high five assists in the Tigers' opener against Georgetown at the Maui Invitational.
  • Was 2-for-2 from the floor against Chaminade.
  • Matched a career high with three assists against Alabama A&M.


  • Has played primarily at off guard but also played some at the point.
  • Did not block a shot as a freshman but in his first outing as a sophomore rejected three shots against UNC-Wilmington
  • Scored all 12 of his points against Vanderbilt in the second half, including a key three-pointer to give Memphis a four-point lead with 7:25 to play.
  • Started at the two-guard against Ole Miss and played 38 minutes before fouling out in the final minute of regulation. Had a season-high five rebounds against the Rebels.
  • Gave the Tigers a lift in a win over UNC Charlotte with 10 points which all came in the second half.

    Points: 21 at UAB (2/8/98)
    Rebounds: 6 at Tulane (2/18/98)
    Assists: 3 vs. DePaul (2/11/98), vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Steals: 3 vs. Tennessee (12/2/98)
    Blocks: 3 vs. UNC-Wilmington (11/13/98)
    FG Made: 8 at UAB (2/8/98)
    3PT FG Made: 5 at UAB (2/8/98)
    Minutes Played: 28 vs. Mississippi (12/12/98)

    Points: 4 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Rebounds: 5 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Assists: 3 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Steals: 1 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Blocks: none
    FG Made: 2 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    3PT FG Made: 1 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Minutes Played: 15 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)

Aaron Mulvagh
Forward, 6-6, 215, Senior
South Hadley, Mass. 20

  • Scored a career high 11 points and had five rebounds against Georgetown. Also had a pair of steals against the Hoyas.
  • Had had a three-point basket in three of the Tigers' four games.
  • Played just 26 minutes as a junior but in four games is averaging 15 minutes a contest.
  • Fadeaway stickback with 11:50 to play against Miami stopped an 8-2 Hurricane run. The bucket cut Miami's lead to 47-41.


  • Played in six games as a junior.
  • Had a slam dunk during the waning moments of the Ar-kansas State game for his first field goal of the season.
  • Selected as scholar-athlete and highlighted during CBS's coverage of the Tigers' game against Cincinnati.
  • Averaged 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and shot 41 percent from three-point range as a freshman at Yavapai College. Played sparingly as a sophomore due to a torn hamstring.

    Points: 11 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Rebounds: 5 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Assists: 3 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    Steals: 2 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    Blocks: 1 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    FG Made: 3 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    3PT FG Made: 1, three times
    Minutes Played: 21 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    Points: 11 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Rebounds: 5 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Assists: 3 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    Steals: 2 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    Blocks: 1 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    FG Made: 3 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Minutes Played: 21 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)

Ryan Johnson
Guard, 5-10, 170, Freshman
St. Louis, Mo. 23

  • Scholarship football player for the University of Memphis.
  • Joined the Tiger basketball team at the conclusion of the football season.
  • Caught seven passes for 111 yards for the U of M football team. Also had nine kickoff returns for a 19.9 yard average, including a 40-yard return in the Tigers' 49-7 win over Tulane.


  • Averaged 17.3 points, 6.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.
  • Senior squad advanced to the Elite 8 of Class 4A
  • Was named all-conference, all-district, all-Metro Saint Louis and all-state as a senior.
  • In the Coca-Cola Shootout held in Saint Louis scored 26 points, had six assists and three steals against Maryland's DeMatha High School.
  • Was the starting point guard for CBC's state 5A champion-ship team as a sophomore.
  • All-state wide receiver and defensive back. Also named all-region and all-region senior year. Had 51 receptions for 468 yards and six touchdowns as a senior.
  • Is the cousin of Philadelphia 76er Larry Hughes and former Boston Celtic JoJo White.
  • Son of Randolph Johnson and Linda Askew. Born Feb. 13, 1981.

Marcus Moody
Guard, 6-5, 185, Junior
Memphis, Tenn. 32

  • Now has 84 three-point baskets and will pass Harry Allen (1996-98) for seventh in all-time treys with two more from behind the arc.
  • Has recorded 107 career steals and needs seven more to move join the top 12 in Memphis history.
  • Recorded his first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Chaminade.
  • Averaging 4.5 rebounds, almost twice his rebounding av-erage from the first two years of his career.
  • Struggled first two games from the field, making a com-bined 4-of-20 field goal attempts before getting untracked with an 8-for-13 shooting performance against Chaminade.
  • Followed up Maui performance with a 5-for-9 shooting night against Alabama A&M.
  • Scored eight straight points at one point and finished with a game-high 23 in a 79-74 win over Jackson State.
  • Drilled a season-high four three-pointers (4-of-8) in the Ti-gers' loss at Kansas State. Scored a team-high 17 points against the Wildcats.
  • Scored a team-high 16 points and set a season high with four steals against Ole Miss.


  • Finished sophomore season ranked third in Conference USA in steals, averaging 2.08 per game.
  • Had 50 steals, including a career-high matching five in the Tigers' win at National Division regular-season champion UAB. Missed four games with a sprained knee, suffering a par-tial media collateral ligament tear the week of the Ole Miss game.
  • Played at least 30 minutes in every game after returning to the starting line up.
  • Averaged 12.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
  • Set a career high with seven assists in win over Tulane. Also scored 14 points and had three steals as the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak sophomore year.
  • Broke the Memphis freshman single-game scoring record with 41 points in win over Oklahoma on the road in 1997. His seven three-pointers equalled a school record. It was also the most points ever scored by a Tiger on the road and ranked as tied for the seventh best scoring game in the season in Division I.

    Points: 41 at Oklahoma (12/13/97)
    Rebounds: 10 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Assists: 7 vs. Tulane (1/14/99)
    Steals: 5 vs. Louisville (2/21/98), at UAB (2/11/99)
    Blocks: 3 vs. Tulane (12/27/97)
    FG Made: 13 at Oklahoma (12/13/97)
    3PT FG Made: 7 at Oklahoma (12/13/97)
    Minutes Played: 40, 3 times

    Points: 23 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Rebounds: 10 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Assists: 5 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99), vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Steals: 4 at Ole Miss (12/11/99)
    Blocks: 1 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    FG Made: 8 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99), vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Minutes Played: 36 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)

James Harris
Center, 6-9, 248, Senior
Houston, Texas 35

  • Started in the Tigers' season opener against Georgetown and scored four points on 4-for-4 shooting from the free throw line. Also had a career-high six rebounds against the Hoyas.
  • Had one block and one steal while playing 15 minutes against Georgetown.
  • Scored three points in two minutes of work against Kansas State.


  • Favorite with Tiger fans.
  • Saw playing time in the Tigers' final five regular-season games, including a career-high 17 minutes at Tulane.
  • Sat out the 1996-97 season after originally signing with Texas-El Paso.

    Points: 6 at Tulane (2/18/98), at Arkansas (1/10/98), at Ole
    Miss (12/11/99)
    Rebounds: 6 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Assists: 1 at Houston (1/17/99)
    Steals: 3 at Tulane (2/18/98)
    Blocks: 2, three times
    FG Made: 3 at Tulane (2/18/98)
    Minutes Played: 17 at Tulane (2/24/99)

    Points: 6 at Ole Miss (12/11/99)
    Rebounds: 6 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Assists: none
    Steals: 1 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99), vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Blocks: 1 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    FG Made: 2 at Ole Miss (12/11/99)
    Minutes Played: 15 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Stitches: 4 at Ole Miss (12/11/99)

Earl Barron
Center, 6-11, 205, Freshman
Clarksdale, Miss. 30

  • Right out of the blocks scored 15 points and had eight re-bounds in his first career game against Georgetown.
  • Was 5-for-10 from the field against the Hoyas.
  • Started against Chaminade the third day of the Maui Invi-tational and responded by tying a tournament record with six blocks to go along with 17 points and 11 rebounds.


  • Averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks as a se-nior.
  • Helped Clarksdale to a 21-7 record senior year.
  • Named all-District 3-4A as well as all-state honorable mention.
  • Posted a triple-double in a game against Humphyeys County, scoring 17 points to go with 20 rebounds and 13 blocked shots.
  • Reached the Mississippi Class 4A playoffs in tennis.

    Points: 17 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Rebounds: 11 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    Assists: 1 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99), vs. Jackson State
    Steals: 1 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99), vs. Chaminade (11/
    Blocks: 6 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)
    FG Made: 5 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Minutes Played: 30 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99)

Shannon Forman
Forward, 6-6, 219, Junior
Baton Rouge, La. 40

  • Suffered a mild sprained ankle against Southern Cal, scor-ing six points in 19 minutes of work against the Trojans.
  • Started but played just three minutes the next morning against Chaminade.
  • Scored a career-high 18 points, had four rebounds, two assists and two steals against Alabama A&M. Shot 60 percent from the floor in the game.
  • Despite foul trouble which limited him to 16 minutes on the floor, had a career-high four steals in a 79-74 win over Jackson State. Helped spark the Tigers' second-half rally with a steal of an inbounds pass with the U of M trailing.
  • Was 1-for-9 from the field against Miami but had a career-high six assists in the game. His pass to Kelly Wise in the low block for a dunk gave the Tigers a 64-63 lead and Memphis would never relinquish the lead.


  • Signed originally with Memphis as a high school senior but played two seasons at Northwest Mississippi in Senatobia.
  • Averaged 16.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals while shooting 51.1 percent as a sophomore.
  • First-team all-MACJC as well as all-NJCAA Region 23.
  • During a stretch of four straight double-figure rebound games, had a career high 18 boards in a 105-98 win over Mis-sissippi Delta.
  • Named to the NJCAA all-National Tournament Team following a tournament run which included a season-high 24 point effort against Seward County, Kan.
  • Led Southern Lab High School to four straight state championships from 1994 to 1997.
  • Averaged 22.6 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and 4.1 steals as a senior.

    Points: 18 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Rebounds: 9 vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    Assists: 6 vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    Steals: 4 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Blocks: none
    FG Made: 6 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    3PT FG Made: none
    Minutes Played: 31 vs. Miami (12/4/99)

Kelly Wise
Center, 6-10, 213, Sophomore
Fort Walton Beach, Fla. 45

  • Remained in Memphis to attend class when the Tigers traveled to Maui for the season opener.
  • Is eligible by both U of M and NCAA standards but has not met criteria set by the faculty athletic committee. He can travel to road games in which he does not miss class time this semester (Ole Miss and Arkansas State).
  • In first playing time, registered his third career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Alabama A&M.
  • In just his second game of the year, recorded a career-high 22 points to go with nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Jacson State. Came off the bench to play 35 min-utes.


  • Ranked fourth in Conference USA in blocks, averaging 1.71 rejections per game.
  • Helped the Tigers lead the league in blocked shots during the regular season (5.75 per game).
  • Averaged 6.2 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 59.2 percent from the floor.
  • Had a blocked shot in 11 of the team's final 12 games, including a career-high seven in a win over Marquette.

    Points: 23 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Rebounds: 12 vs. Marquette (2/21/99)
    Assists: 4 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/30/98)
    Steals: 2 at DePaul (2/13/99), vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Blocks: 7 vs. Marquette (2/21/99)
    FG Made: 9 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Minutes Played: 35 vs. ULMonroe (11/21/98), vs. Jackson
    State (12/1/99)

    Points: 23 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Rebounds: 10 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99)
    Assists: 1 vs. Miami (12/4/99), at Ole Miss (12/11/99)
    Steals: 2 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Blocks: 2 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99), vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    FG Made: 9 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)
    Minutes Played: 35 vs. Jackson State (12/1/99)

Shamel Jones
Forward, 6-9, 220, Junior
Brooklyn, N.Y. 55

  • Had seven rebounds against former school, Georgetown.
  • Went 4-for-8 from the floor and scored 10 points the fol-lowing night against Southern Cal.


  • Had arguably his best game of the season in the first half of the Tigers' Conference USA Tournament game against South-ern Cal, scoring 15 points during a 5-for-5 shooting day in last season's final game.
  • Canned three shots from behind the arc but missed most of the second half of the tourney game due to illness.
  • Averaged 5.6 points and 3.8 rebounds as a sophomore.
  • Played all 45 minutes in the Tigers' overtime win against Ole Miss. Scored a career-high 16 points and had four assists.
  • Opened Conference USA play with his second straight double-figure scoring night. Scored 13 points, had nine rebounds and four blocks against Southern Mississippi.

    Points: 16 vs. Mississippi (12/12/98)
    Rebounds: 10 vs. Vanderbilt (12/5/98)
    Assists: 5 vs. UNC-Wilmington (11/13/98)
    Steals: 3 at Miami (12/22/98)
    Blocks: 5 vs. Southern Mississippi (12/28/98)
    FG Made: 6 vs. Mississippi (12/12/98)
    3PT FG Made: 3 vs. Mississippi (12/12/98), vs. South Florida
    Minutes Played: 45 vs. Mississippi (12/12/98)

    Points: 10 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    Rebounds: 7 vs. Georgetown (11/22/99)
    Assists: 1 vs. Alabama A&M (11/29/99), vs. Jackson State
    (12/1/99), vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    Steals: 1 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99), vs. Jackson State
    (12/1/99), at Kansas State (12/8/99)
    Blocks: 1 vs. Chaminade (11/24/99), vs. Jackson State (12/
    1/99), vs. Miami (12/4/99)
    FG Made: 4 vs. Southern Cal (11/23/99)
    3PT FG Made: none
    Minutes Played: 21 at Kansas State (12/8/99)


                   Largest   Largest           Opponent
Opponent            Lead     Deficit   Best Run   Run  Deflections
vs. Georgetown        2         25        5-0    16-0      5
vs. Southern Cal      0         31        7-0    12-0      1
vs. Chaminade        18          3        9-0     8-0      4
Alabama A&M          34          0       16-2     6-0      0
Jackson State         8          8       14-2     8-3      3
Miami                12          8        9-0    11-4      3
at Kansas State      13          3       10-2    11-2      6
at Mississippi        1         15       17-2    13-2      4

Starting Lineups (Record) 1. London, Forman, Barron, Trask, Moody (3-1) 2. London, Forman, Harris, Shine, Moody (0-2) 3. London, Forman, Barron, Shine, Moody (1-0) 4. London, Forman, Wise, Trask, Moody (0-1)

Games Led UM in Scoring* Moody 4 Barron 2 Shine 2 Forman 1

Games Led UM in Rebounding* Wise 3 Barron 2 Forman 2 London 2

Games Led UM in Assists* Moody 4 Trask 4 Moody 3 Forman 2 Chatman 1 Shine 1 *Includes games when 2 or more tied for team lead)

Double Figure Scoring Games Moody 6 Shine 5 Barron 2 Forman 2 London 2 Trask 2 Wise 2 Jones 1 Mulvagh 1 Total 23

20-Point Games Moody 1 Shine 1 Wise 1 Total 3

Double Figure Rebound Games Wise 2 Barron 1 London 1 Moody 1 Total 5

Double-Doubles Barron 1 London 1 Moody 1 Wise 1 Total 4

Charges Drawn Shine 7 Barron 4 Jones 3 Chatman 1 Harris 1 Mulvagh 1 Total 17

Floor Burns Trask 10 Shine 5 Jones 4 Barron 3 Wise 3 Harris 2 Moody 2 London 1 Total 30

Dunks Wise 5 London 3 Moody 3 Barron 1 Forman 1 Jones 1 Mulvagh 1 Total 15

Bench Scoring Opponents 120 MEMPHIS 276 Shine 85 Wise 53 Jones 33 Mulvagh 31 Trask 30 Barron 19 Harris 18 Chatman 7

Technical Fouls Opponents 2 MEMPHIS 2

Technical Foul Free Throws Opponents 1-2 (.500) MEMPHIS 1-2 (.500) Shine 1-2 (.500)

Memphis' First Sub Mulvagh 3 Barron 2 Chatman 1 Shine 1 Wise 1

Scored Memphis' First Points Moody 3 Barron 1 Forman 1 London 1 Shine 1 Trask 1

How Memphis' First Points Scored Dunk 1 Free Throw 1 Lay in 2

Memphis Record When Controlling the Tip 2-0 Scoring First 3-0 Leading at Half 3-1 Trailing at Half 1-3 Tied at Half 0-0 Leading with 5:00 Left 3-1 Trailing with 5:00 Left 1-3 Tied with 5:00 Left 0-0 In Overtime 0-0 When Memphis Outrebounds Opponent 3-2 When Memphis is Outrebounded 1-2 When Memphis Commits More Turnovers 1-2 When Opponent Commits More Turnovers 3-2 When Turnovers are the same 0-0 When Memphis Has More Free Throw Attempts 4-0 When Opponent Has More Free Throw Attempts 0-3 When Free Throws are the same 0-1 When Memphis Shoots 50 Percent or Better 2-0 When Memphis Shoots Less Than 50 Percent 2-4 When Opponent Shoots 50 Percent or Better 0-1 When Opponent Shoots Less Than 50 Percent 4-3 When Memphis Shoots Better Than Opponent 3-0 When Memphis Bench Outscores Opponent 4-4 When Opponent Bench Outscores Memphis 0-0 When Bench Scoring is the same 0-0 When Memphis Scores Less Than 70 0-4 When Memphis Scores Between 70-79 1-0 When Memphis Scores Between 80-89 2-0 When Memphis Scores Between 90-99 1-0 When Opponent Scores Less Than 70 2-1 When Opponent Scores Between 70-79 2-2 When Opponent Scores Between 80-89 0-0 When Opponent Scores Between 90-99 0-1

This 'N' That Memphis' All-Time Record 1114-729 Memphis' All-Time NCAA Record 18-16 (16 appearances) Consecutive Games with a 3PT Field Goal 33 Consecutive Games Holding Opponent Under 100 Pts 44 100-Point Games in Memphis History 96 100-Point Games Under Jones 0 Consecutive Weeks in AP Top 25 0 Consecutive Weeks in USA Today Top 25 0 Memphis' Record vs Top 25 Teams in the '90s 21-23 Memphis' Record from 1920-30 86-67 Memphis' Record from 1930-40 63-97 Memphis' Record from 1940-50 80-67 Memphis' Record from 1950-60 174-77 Memphis' Record from 1960-70 125-122 Memphis Record from 1970-80 188-95 Memphis' Record from 1980-90 230-87 Memphis' Record from 1990-Present 169-117

Miscellaneous Statistics Put Back 1 Three-Pointer 2 Turnaround Jumper 1

Free Throws Last 4 Minutes/Overtime Jones 2-2 (1.000) Trask 5-6 (.833) Shine 13-16 (.813) Moody 3-4 (.750) Forman 2-4 (.500) Harris 1-2 (.500) Mulvagh 1-2 (.500) Barron 5-10 (.500) London 2-5 (.400) Wise 0-2 (.000) Total 34-53 (.641)

Old Fashion 3-PT Play (attempts - total conversions) London 1-1 (1.000) Mulvagh 1-1 (1.000) Wise 3-4 (.750) Barron 0-1 (.000) Chatman 0-1 (.000) Jones 0-1 (.000) Total 5-9 (.556)

Lane Violations Opponents 0 MEMPHIS 0

Shot Clock Expired Opponents 1 MEMPHIS 0

10-Second Violations Opponents 0 MEMPHIS 0



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