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Butler trip to Baylor highlights Top 25 college hoops slate

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 AM EST

Butler's trip to Baylor this week probably wouldn't have mentioned a merit when a list of intriguing nonconference matchups was generated before the college basketball season tipped off. Now, their game Tuesday night might well deserve top billing. The No. 18 Bulldogs, who finished with a losing record last...

Achiuwa, No. 15 Memphis surge back to beat UAB 65-57

Dec. 7, 2019 10:33 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Trailing by 20 during a dreadful start, coach Penny Hardaway and No. 15 Memphis kept their cool even as they staggered toward halftime. In the locker room during the break, Hardaway turned up the intensity — and that finally got the Tigers on track. “It wasn’t...

Lomax leads No. 15 Memphis past Bradley 71-56

Dec. 4, 2019 12:36 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With the young Memphis Tigers struggling from the field, sophomore reserve guard Alex Lomax brought stability. Lomax scored a career-high 17 points and No. 15 Memphis survived a poor shooting performance to beat Bradley 71-56 Tuesday night. “It was a terrible game for...

No. 16 Memphis beats NC State in Barclays Center Classic

Nov. 28, 2019 7:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — No. 16 Memphis is way ahead of schedule. “We’ve seen them grow up right before our eyes,” coach Penny Hardaway said. “I thought it was going to be around January. We’re not where we need to be but we’re growing. To see this in November is...

NCAA denies Memphis’ appeal of Wiseman suspension

Nov. 27, 2019 1:43 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis center James Wiseman won’t get any reduction in his 12-game suspension. The NCAA has denied Memphis’ appeal of the penalty Wiseman received last week. The heralded freshman won’t be able to play again for the 16th-ranked Tigers until Jan. 12 at South...

Memphis guard Lester Quinones out 3 weeks with broken hand

Nov. 25, 2019 5:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway says freshman guard Lester Quinones will miss three weeks after breaking two bones in his right hand. Hardaway updated Quinones’ status Monday, saying the guard does not need surgery to repair the third and fourth metatarsal bones. Quinones was hurt...

Achiuwa scores 25, No. 16 Memphis holds off Ole Miss 87-86

Nov. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 16th-ranked Memphis Tigers already knew they would have to play a long stretch without James Wiseman, their top freshman. Then another freshman, Lester Quinones, went to the locker room with an undisclosed injury after playing less than nine minutes against Mississippi. Good thing...

No. 16 Memphis beats Little Rock 68-58 as Wiseman watches

Nov. 20, 2019 11:58 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis players said they were unaware before Wednesday night’s game that star freshman James Wiseman had been suspended 12 games by the NCAA. There was another culprit for the No. 16 Tigers’ poor early play — a lack of respect for Arkansas-Little Rock —...

NCAA clears Memphis freshman Wiseman to return on Jan. 12

Nov. 20, 2019 11:25 PM EST

The James Wiseman saga finally has a resolution. After months of back-and-forth between Memphis and the NCAA, the sports governing body has cleared the heralded freshman to return to the basketball court on Jan. 12. Wiseman will sit out a total of 12 games under a decision announced by the NCAA. The sports...

Quinones, Achiuwa send No. 13 Memphis past Alcorn St 102-56

Nov. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite playing their first game without heralded recruit James Wiseman, the No. 13 Memphis Tigers had little trouble with Alcorn State. That’s what happens when you have the top recruiting class in the nation. Freshman Lester Quinones had 21 points and 10 rebounds and fellow...