Tigers to face two Big 10 schools, three 2014 postseason teams and will play two games in Washington, D.C.
Rowser posts third 20-plus point game of her career.
Four Tigers score double-digits, led by 18 from Ariel Hearn.
As the 2013-14 Memphis athletics season approaches, the women's basketball team is already called in for their team photo day. During the shoot, we talked to Ariel Hearn and Mooriah Rowser about their summer workouts and the upcoming season in the new American Athletic Conference.
The Annual Memphis Madness to kick off the start of Tiger basketball season.
This year the Memphis Tiger Network went behind the scenes of the 2012 Memphis women's basketball photo shoot. We had a chance to meet a lot of new faces on the team this year and talk to some of the veterans. Lets just say that when the camera started rolling, we got a chance to see the team in a whole different light. Enjoy!
Memphis vs. No. 4 Louisville photos by USA TODAY Sports
Memphis women's basketball
Memphis women's basketball at SMU on January 7, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Photos by George Walker/DFWsportsonline.
Memphis Women's Basketball vs #1 UConn on January 4, 2014 at FedExForum. Photos by Lance Murphey.
USATSPI: Memphis vs. UConn - 01/04/14
Named The American Athletic Conference First Team all-conference after leading Memphis in scoring with 17.8 ppg ... Named to The American weekly honor roll three times ... Ranked third in The American in scoring and eighth in assists (3.5)... Also ranked fifth in steals (2.0) and fourth in three-point field goals made (2.2) and three-point field goal percentage (37.3) ... Also led the league in minutes per game with 35.3 ... Her 553 points scored is the fifth-most scored by any Memphis sophomore in the program's history ... Capped her second collegiate season with 995 career points, needing just five more to become the 23rd player in Memphis history to score 1,000 or more points ... Her 69 three-point field goals made in 2013-14 ranks second in school history, one off Alex Winchell's school record of 70 made during 2009-10 ... Played in all 31 games with 30 starts for Memphis ... Scored double digits in all but four games as a sophomore ... Scored 20 or more points 13 times, including a career-best 27 points in the conference tournament loss to Houston ... Knocked down four or more three-point field goals in a game in seven games, including three of the last five outings ... Posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 assists against Louisville in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse (2/16/14) for her second career double-digit assist outing ... Had a second-straight 100-plus assist season, finishing with 109, becoming the first Tiger since LaToya Bullard to have back-to-back 100 assist seasons ... Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team after averaging 16.3 ppg and shooting 55.0 percent from three-point range against three teams that eventually qualified for the NCAA tournament (Texas, Texas A&M, Syracuse).
Voted to the C-USA All-Freshman team after leading Memphis with 109 assists on the season...Started 29 of the 32 games Memphis played...Filled in at the starting point guard spot after junior Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir suffered a broken hand in the win at UT Arlington and manned the point for the Tigers in Abdul-Qaadir's absence....Her 109 assists marked the first time since 1982-83 that a Memphis freshman had 100 assists in a single season...Also one of the Tigers' leading scorers, scoring 13.8 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds and 48 steals on the season...Averaged 32.3 minutes per game...Scored double-digit points in 24 of the 32 games on the season, scoring a career-best 23 points in the win over Tennessee Tech...Scored 22 points in two games, the road win at Seton Hall (12/22/12) and in the road win at Southern Miss (2/21/13)...Played in 40 of the 45 minutes of that overtime game at Southern Miss...Dished out 12 assists in her first collegiate game against Grambling State in the Preseason WNIT...That was her one double-digit assist game of the season...Scored double digit points in three of her first five collegiate games, including 17 in the win at UT Arlington...Scored 20 or more points four times, including the C-USA quarterfinal loss to Southern Miss at the league tournament...Had double-digit rebounds in the win over Tennessee Tech for her only collegiate double-double...Averaged 15.7 ppg over the final seven games of the season, scoring double digits in six of the last seven contests...Had an assist in all but two games...Her 48 steals was third on the team and her 27 three-point field goals made ranked second on the team...Named the C-USA Freshman of the Week three times (12/31/12, 1/7/13, 2/25/13)...Also named the CollegeSportsMadness.com C-USA Player of the Week one time (12/24/12).
Played basketball at Arlington High School under coach David Offerle and club ball with the Memphis Elite team coached by Jeff Little that finished as the national runner-up at the AAU 11th grade Division 1 tournament in Orlando...Was named a Commercial Appeal Best of Preps All-Metro pick who averaged 15 points and five assists a game as a junior...Helped her Tiger team to their first District 14-AAA regular season and tournament titles and a 27-4 record...In the District 14-AAA game, she hit a layup at the buzzer to force overtime, then knocked down a free throw with 1.8 seconds left for the 55-54 overtime win...In her senior campaign, she helped Arlington to its first 7-AAA basketball title and a 27-4 record.
Daughter of Sultaire and Sonya Hearn...Birthday is April 1....Also considered Ole Miss and Arkansas...Major is undeclared.