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NCAA Strips Memphis Hoops of Best Season

Violations wipe 38 wins from Calipari team's run to '08 title game

(Newser) - The NCAA today stripped the University of Memphis men’s basketball team of 38 victories and various hardware from the 2007-08 season, during which it reached the national championship game, for major violations centering on top recruit Derrick Rose, the Commercial Appeal reports. The infractions came during the coaching tenure... More »

Coach Calipari Leaves Memphis for Kentucky

(Newser) - John Calipari, who turned the University of Memphis into a college basketball title contender, will leave to coach at the University of Kentucky, WREG-TV reports. Kentucky received permission to negotiate with Calipari yesterday in a bid to replace Billy Gillispie, unceremoniously dismissed Friday, the AP adds. The deal between Calipari... More »

The Blues Ring Out in Memphis

The Tigers had only just begun to believe they could make it

(Newser) - Memphis coach John Calipari had told his team's fans to "Expect good things to happen," and they did. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose knew their Tigers had the chance to snatch the NCAA crown away from Kansas, and for a while it looked like they would. Instead, the... More »

Rose, Memphis Headed to San Antonio

Calipari's kids beat Texas handily to advance to Final Four

(Newser) - Derrick Rose had 21 points and nine assists, and Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 25 points, as Memphis handled Texas with ease, 85-67, to advance to the Final Four. The third time was a charm for John Calipari and the Tigers as they finally reached the national semifinals after losing in the... More »

Memphis Turns It On Late

Top-seeded Tigers struggle early, then trounce UT-Arlington 87-63

(Newser) - Letting a weaker opponent hang around far longer than they wanted, South Region No. 1 seed Memphis still showed they had enough to defeat 16th seeded Texas-Arlington with ease. The Southland Conference champion Mavericks were still within 13 points of the Tigers with 14 minutes left, before a pair of... More »

Memphis Cruises to C-USA Title

No. 2 Tigers hope for top seed in NCAA Tournament

(Newser) - No. 2 Memphis won the Conference USA title for the third straight year today, but the Tigers are hoping their 77-51 win over Tulsa is worth a little more, reports the Associated Press. The Tigers (33-4) are hoping their 42nd straight conference win earns them a No. 1 in the... More »

Memphis Wins, Moves to C-USA Tourney Semis

WSU bests Oregon in Pac-10, BYU bombs CSU in Mountain West

(Newser) - Memphis continues their banner year with yet another win, this time crushing Tulane in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals, 75-56. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 17 points for the Tigers as they maintained their dominance of the Green Wave: Tulane hasn’t beaten Memphis since February 9, 2000. John Calipari’s team... More »

Tigers Bounce Back, Stop Tulsa

Cruise past streaking Tulsa, 82-67

(Newser) - The University of Memphis righted the ship last night, beating Tulsa, 82-67. The loss snaps a five-game hot streak for Tulsa, and gives the Tigers a much needed win following the ending of their previously perfect season in a close loss to Tennessee on Saturday. The victory earns Memphis a... More »

No. 1 Memphis Stays Perfect

Tigers hold off pesky UTEP for 44th straight win at home

(Newser) - Texas-El Paso had the biggest upset of the week in its sights today, but No. 1 Memphis wouldn't be denied down the stretch. Chris Douglas-Roberts broke a 60-all tie with 2:31 left to lead the Tigers to a 70-64 win over UTEP, extending their 44-game home-court winning streak and... More »

Rose Blooms for Memphis in Opening Win

Frosh scores 17, grabs six boards as Tigers blow out Tennessee-Martin

(Newser) - Memphis Tigers super-freshman Derrick Rose had an immediate impact in his team’s opener, a 102-71 dismantling of Tennessee-Martin. Rose had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists for No. 3 Memphis in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic. Chris Douglas-Roberts had 28 points to lead the Tigers while Lester... More »

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