Tigers hosting Missouri State in season opener.
Rowser posts third 20-plus point game of her career.
Tigers tip up exhibition game at 2 p.m.
GoTigersGo.com continues an introduction to the American Athletic Conference with Women's Basketball
Congratulations to all of our Tigers graduates.
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!
The women's basketball team opened up its 2012-13 preseason practices on Monday. The Memphis Tiger Network met up with senior forward Nicole Dickson, junior guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, and head coach Melissa McFerrin after the first day.
Memphis vs. Southern Miss at FedExForum.
Women's basketball vs. Illinois
Memphis 92, Grambling State 42 Preseason WNIT
The 2011 Memphis Madness at the FedExForum on October 14, 2011.
Career: Capped her four year Tiger career with 1,656 points to rank 10th all-time in scoring...Also had 785 career rebounds, which ranks seventh in school history...Her 174 career three-point field goals made ranks fourth in Tiger history and her 63 career blocks puts her fifth in Memphis history...Shot 41.8 percent from the field for her career (646-1547) and 31.8 percent from three-point range (174-547)...Was also a 67.4 percent free throw shooter (190-282), shooting a career-best 75.2 percent from the stripe her senior season...Finished with 176 career steals, just 23 shy of the career top 10 at Memphis...Played 3,764 minutes at Memphis, ranking her second in school history behind former teammate Ramses Lonlack.
2012-13 (Senior): Named to the Conference USA First Team All-Conference...Became first player in Memphis history to earn C-USA Player of the Week honors four times in the same season...Named the CollegeSportsMadness.com C-USA Player of the Year...Named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week three times as the top women's player in the state of Tennessee...Named the NetScoutsBasketball women's basketball player of the week one time...Averaged 18.5 points and 7.0 rebounds to lead the team...Started in 31 of 32 games, averaging 34.7 minutes a game...Led Memphis with 62 three-point field goals on the season, ranking her fifth in the school single season category for three-point field goals made...Scored 30 or more points in five games in her senior season, including a career-best 36 points in the win at eventual WNIT team Illinois State in the preseason WNIT...She followed that 36 point effort with a 30-point effort in the win at UT Arlington on 12-for-19 shooting....She knocked down a career-best six three-point field goals in the win at UTA....Hit the 30 point mark again just two games later, scoring 30 points in loss at East Tennessee State in front of her hometown crowd...Scored 28 points, including the game-winning bucket with 0.4 seconds left on the clock, in a win over eventual WNIT team Missouri....Scored 34 points in a win over Wright State to close out non-conference play, her fourth 30-plus point game of the season...Tallied her fifth 30-plus point game in a road loss at Tulane, scoring 31 points on 12-for-24 shooting and adding nine rebounds....Scored 20 or more points 13 times in her senior campaign and scored double-digit points in all but two games...Memphis was 2-0 in those games where she scored single digit points...Her 592 points on the season was just six shy of a single season top 10 mark at Memphis...Posted six double-doubles in 2012-13, including a 16-rebound, 22 point night in the overtime win at Southern Miss...Shot 40.1 percent from the field for the season and 30.4 percent from three-point range....Also shot 75.2 percent from the free-throw line...Added 30 blocked shots and 60 steals, ranking second on the team in blocks and leading the team in steals.
2011-2012 (Junior): Named to the Conference USA Second Team All-Conference after finishing as Memphis' second-leading scorer and rebounder as a junior...Averaged 13.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game...Passed the 1,000 career point mark in a road win at Rice...Knocked down 53 three-point field goals to lead the team, which ranks 8th in Memphis single season history...Her 171 three-point attempts ranks sixth in the single season record book and she capped her junior career with 112 career triples, making her just the eighth player in Memphis history to have 100 or more career threes...Played in all 33 games, with 32 starts (her lone missed start was stepping aside for one of the five seniors on Memphis' senior day)...Also added a career-best 53 steals, 15 blocks and 81 assists...Scored a career-high 29 points in Memphis' WNIT loss at Missouri State, also adding a career-high eight steals...Set a school record by posting seven consecutive double-doubles during the season...Finished with 10 double-doubles this season, giving her 11 for her career...Scored double-digit points in 26 of 33 games and scored 20 or more points four times...Had double-digit rebounds 12 times, including a career-best 19 rebounds in a win over UAB...She had a career-best 14 defensive rebounds in that same UAB game to help Memphis get its first series sweep from the Blazers since 2003-04.
2010-2011 (Sophomore): Played in 32 of 34 games for Memphis, with six starts....Missed the first two games of the season against Missouri and Grambling State due to injury...Was the team's third-leading scorer with 9.9 points a night, adding 4.2 rebounds...Finished second on the team with 36 three-point field goals made and 102 three-point field goal attempts...Ranked fourth on the team with 133 total rebounds, including 50 offensive...Scored double-digit points in 17 games...Was held scoreless for the first time in her collegiate career in the loss at Ohio, her only scoreless outing of the season (0-for-2 from the field)...After scoring single digit or no points in seven of Memphis' first 10 games, scored double-digits in five of the next seven games, including a career-best 26 point effort in a win over Marshall at FedExForum to open conference play....Was 11-for-14 from the field in the win over Marshall, including 4-for-5 from three-point range...Would score 20 or more points two times on the season, including a 20-point effort in the win over Southern Miss at FedExForum in a televised victory...Was 8-for-11 in that win over USM, including 4-for-5 from three-point range...Would score double-digit points in nine of the last 13 games, including four of the five games Brittany Carter missed with an injury...Dickson stepped up to try to fill the offensive void caused by Carter's absence by averaging 12.2 points per game in that five-game stretch while drawing double coverage...Struggled in the opening rounds of the Conference USA tournament, going 6-for-18 from the floor, but was 7-for-12 from the field in the semifinal loss to UCF, finishing with 15 points, and 6-for-11 from the field in the WNIT loss to Alabama to finish the year with back-to-back double-digit outings...Handed out a career-high four assists in a win over UCF in the fieldhouse, also finishing with 12 points in that game...Will enter her junior season with 619 career points, 381 shy of the 1,000 point benchmark (she scored 302 points as a freshman and 317 as a sophomore).
2009-2010 (Freshman): Voted to the C-USA All-Freshman Team after finishing second on the team in scoring with 9.2 points per game and playing in 33 of 34 Tiger games, with 10 starts...Also ranked third on the team with 23 three-point field goals made and ranked fourth with 4.7 rebounds per game....Opened her collegiate career in style with a 20-point effort in a loss to Indiana in the season opener...Added a career-best 24 points three nights later in a win over UT Martin...Scored 20 or more points in two games and scored double-digit points in 15 games, including seven straight games late in C-USA play and the early rounds of the WBI tournament...Had a career-best 15 rebounds in a loss at Tulane and had her first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win over UMKC in the opening round of the WBI tournament...Finished fifth on the team with 33 steals on the season, including a trio of three-steal games...Also added six blocks on the season, three of them in the road game at Appalachian State in the WBI Championship game...Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll following the spring semester for having a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Prep: Was a 2009 graduate of Greeneville High School in Greeneville, Tenn., and is one of two Tennessee natives signed by Melissa McFerrin during the early signing period...Was a four-year starter at Greeneville, earning All-County honors four times...Averaged 21.3 points per game in her senior campaign and wrapped her prep career with school records in points (2,415) and rebounds (1,146) while playing under head coach Stacia Crumbley...Was named the Greene County Female Player of the Year by the Greeneville Sun...Was named a Class AAA Miss Basketball Finalist as a junior, after helping her squad to a 32-4 record and the State 3A Tournament, where her squad lost to fellow Tiger newcomer Ashley Robinson's Millington Central squad in the quarterfinals...Was also a two-time All-State selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association...Hit the game-winning bucket as a freshman in the sectional tournament to send her team to state...Played AAU ball with the Tennessee Flight under coaches Tom and Matt Insell...Her AAU team won the Nike National Championship in Augusta, Georgia in 2008...Was also recruited by College of Charleston, Eastern Kentucky and Western Carolina
Personal: Born Feb. 18, 1991...Daughter of Demetress Dickson...