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2018 Schedule
5th in American
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51d

Auburn picks up Memphis transfer Johnson

Auburn has picked up Memphis transfer Jamal Johnson, who will redshirt next season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

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104dJeff Borzello

Penny's first commit at Memphis: Son Jayden

Jayden Hardaway, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who averaged 4.8 points in the Nike EYBL last spring and summer, has committed to play for his father, Penny Hardaway, at Memphis.

118d

Campus Conversation Basketball: Rece Davis on Wild Weekend

Jeff Goodman & Rece Davis look back on a crazy first weekend of the Tournament (1:08), look ahead to the regional semis (23:16), examine some coaching moves (31:52) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" shares analytical perspectives on what to expect moving forward (26:35).

Penny on Memphis job: 'I'm here to make a difference' (0:24)
Will Penny successfully recruit for Memphis? (2:10)
Was it fair for Memphis to fire Tubby Smith? (2:07)
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125dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Memphis fires Tubby Smith after 2 seasons

Memphis has fired coach Tubby Smith after a 21-win season that didn't result in an NCAA tournament berth.

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128dAndrea Adelson

Memphis coach Smith on future: 'Who knows?'

Memphis coach Tubby Smith was asked whether he thought he coached his last game with the Tigers after a 70-60 loss to Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals Saturday. He responded by saying, "Who knows?"

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Cincinnati absolutely dominated the second half to beat Memphis 70-60 and make it into the American Athletic Conference championship game. Now, the wait begins to see whether Tubby Smith has a future with the Tigers.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis has played fast and loose in the first half against Cincinnati, dominating in just about every area. The Tigers went 7-of-12 from the 3-point line, and outrebounded the Bearcats, too. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin cannot be happy with his team's overall effort, especially on defense.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis starting forward Jimario Rivers fell hard to the floor early in the semifinal against Cincinnati, sustaining a head and lower back injury. He won't return to the game.

Memphis' Brewton describes epic buzzer-beater (0:29)
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129dAndrea Adelson

Tubby's Tigers win at buzzer, reach AAC semis

Tubby Smith's future with the Memphis Tigers has been a topic of speculation, but it hasn't slowed his team thus far in the American Athletic Conference tournament. On Friday, the Tigers upset Tulsa 67-64 to reach the semifinals.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Kareem Brewton Jr. discusses his game-winning shot in Memphis' upset over Tulsa.

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.8252nd
Rebounds Per Game34.4224th
Assists Per Game13.0219th
Points Allowed71.2145th

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record34-26
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances26