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Memphis' forward Precious Achiuwa (55) goes all in for a rebound in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Jeffries, Achiuwa lead No. 22 Memphis past Cincinnati 60-49

Jan. 16, 2020 10:52 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a game where rallies were answered by rallies and droughts crept in, No. 22 Memphis was able to close the game for its second straight win. DJ Jeffries scored 18 points, Precious Achiuwa added 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Tigers used a second-half surge to defeat Cincinnati...

Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway calls a play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Florida, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Achiuwa's double-double leads No. 21 Memphis past USF 68-64

Jan. 12, 2020 8:03 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Penny Hardaway sees No. 21 Memphis coming together as a team that'll have to be reckoned with by season's end. “We're building,” the coach said Sunday after the Tigers rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat South Florida 68-64 and stop a two-game losing streak...

Wichita State's Grant Sherfield goes to the basket against Memphis' D.J. Jeffries (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Wichita, Kan. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Burton leads No. 23 Wichita State past No. 21 Memphis

Jan. 9, 2020 10:36 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Erik Stevenson, Wichita State’s sophomore team leader, flexed his arms, puffed his chest and jutted out his chin as he stared down the screaming fans. But he wasn’t celebrating his own play — instead, it was a tough layup that teammate Jamarius Burton converted...

Auburn guard Samir Doughty (10) attempts a layup past Mississippi State guard Robert Woodard II (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Starkville, Miss. Auburn won 80-68. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Last unbeaten teams face a difficult week ahead

Jan. 7, 2020 3:01 AM EST

Auburn and San Diego State made it through the 2019 portion of the season unscathed, emerging as the only undefeated teams left in Division I. Both top-10 teams will face what could be difficult tests to keep it that way. The Tigers, who moved up three spots in The Associated Press poll to No. 5 this week, have...

Georgia guard Anthony Edwards ( 5 ) grabs a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Hammonds, Edwards lead Georgia past No. 9 Memphis 65-62

Jan. 4, 2020 5:24 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Crean and Georgia finally grabbed a win over an AP Top 25 team despite the Bulldogs' two leading scorers struggling with their shooting. Rayshaun Hammonds had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Anthony Edwards added 13 points as Georgia ended No. 9 Memphis’ 10-game winning...

Memphis guard Lester Quinones celebrates after a basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulane, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

As others rise, No. 9 Memphis thrives without Wiseman

Dec. 31, 2019 2:36 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis is showing there’s much more to its heralded freshman class than departed center James Wiseman. Wiseman played just three games for Memphis before leaving school to prepare for the NBA draft, where the 7-foot-1 center might be the first player selected. But the...

Memphis guard Lester Quinones (11) moves around Tulane guard Christion Thompson (25) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Quinones, Baugh lead No. 9 Memphis past Tulane 84-73

Dec. 31, 2019 12:44 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis finally controlled its turnovers and had a season high in assists. That combination helped the No. 9 Tigers take a successful first step in American Athletic Conference play. Lester Quinones scored 16 points, Damion Baugh finished with 15 and Memphis weathered a second-half...

Memphis' forward Precious Achiuwa (55) and guard Damion Baugh (10) move in on New Orleans guard Bryson Robinson (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Achiuwa, Quinones lead No. 9 Memphis past New Orleans 97-55

Dec. 28, 2019 5:23 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Returning from a broken right hand, Memphis guard Lester Quinones showed his 3-point shooting didn’t suffer during his absence. Quinones, who missed five game with the injury, returned Saturday scoring 13 points while converting all three of his 3-point attempts as No. 9...

Wichita State guard Jamarius Burton (2) drives around Oklahoma State guard Chris Harris Jr. (2) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Wichita State quietly on rise as AAC begins to sneak up

Dec. 23, 2019 3:27 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It's getting more and more difficult for Wichita State to play the no-respect card this season. One more week just might be about it. The Shockers, who shot into the national consciousness during their 2013 run to the Final Four, have quietly rebuilt into a team that could challenge...

Memphis guard Jayden Hardaway (25) defends Jackson State guard Tristan Jarrett (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

No. 11 Memphis overcomes turnovers, tops Jackson State 77-49

Dec. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis had a terrible time handling the ball. But it could rebound and it could shoot. And that was enough for an eighth straight victory. Precious Achiuwa had 20 points and nine rebounds and DJ Jeffries added 13 points for No. 11 Memphis, which defeated Jackson State 77-49 on...