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Rock, Chalk Jayhawks Are Champs

Kansas wins after Memphis is foul from the line

(Newser) - Mario Chalmers hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to push the game into overtime and the Jayhawk defense shut down Memphis throughout the extra period to clinch the NCAA men's basketball championship, 75-68. "We got the ball in our most clutch player's hands, and he... More »

Memphis Sails Over UCLA

Tigers take control in the second half to advance to title game

(Newser) - Thanks to Joey Dorsey’s domination of the boards and of UCLA’s Kevin Love, Memphis is headed to the NCAA championship game for the first time since 1973, reports the Commercial Appeal. Dorsey had 15 rebounds and held Love to 12 points and nine rebounds as the Tigers beat... More »

No Warts Here: Memphis Dominates Michigan State

As Tigers break the Elite Eight for the third straight year on the back of a giant first half

(Newser) - The Tigers pounced early and often, and all those flaws critics have been pointing out since the NCAA tourney began were nowhere to be seen, the Commercial Appeal reports. Memphis put on a clinic last night, breaking the game open 50-20 by the end of the first half, en route... More »

Memphis Plays It Tough in Beating Miss. St.

No. 1 seed Tigers win battle of defenses, face Michigan State next

(Newser) - Memphis eked past Mississippi State 77-74 today in what had been expected, and turned out to be, a rough and tumble game. Leading the bumping bodies was the Tigers' Joey Dorsey who had 13 points, 12 rebounds, six blocked shots and altered several others with solid defense, reports AP. Memphis... 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 »

No. 4 Tennessee Survives Against South Carolina

Also, Arkansas upsets No. 17 Vanderbilt while No. 2 Memphis rolls on

(Newser) - Chris Lofton hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to give a Tennessee a breath-taking 89-87 victory over South Carolina in an SEC quarterfinal game today. The Gamecocks couldn't answer on the return trip, ending coach Dave Odom's career on a losing note. The win kept UT's hopes for a... 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 »

No. 2 Memphis Roars Into Postseason Play

USC upsets No. 7 Stanford, No. 20 Drake reaches MVC final

(Newser) - No. 2 Memphis finished its Conference USA schedule with authority today with a 94-56 win over UAB, reports the Associated Press. Joey Dorsey led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Tigers won their fourth straight and finished 16-0 in conference. The Tigers led by 36 points... More »

No. 3 Memphis Outlasts SMU

Tigers struggle but find way to win against feisty Mustangs

(Newser) - The third-ranked Memphis Tigers had to fight and claw to earn a 72-55 victory over a 9-19, but pesky, Southern Methodist team. Freshman Derrick Rose had 19 points to lead the Tigers, who once again struggled against the lowly Mustangs in Dallas; Memphis won a 64-61 nail-biter last year. Jon... More »

Memphis Claims 3rd Straight C-USA Title

Texas Tech upsets No. 5 Texas, Arkansas does same to Vandy

(Newser) - No. 2 Memphis clinched its third straight Conference USA regular-season title with a 76-67 win over Southern Mississippi today, reports the Associated Press. Derrick Rose led the Tigers (28-1, 14-0) with 24 points as they won their 37th consecutive conference game. The Tigers have been in the top two in... 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 »

Memphis Perfect No More

No. 2 Vols upset No. 1 Tigers in 66-62 stunner

(Newser) - The match-up between No. 1 Memphis and No. 2 Tennessee was hyped to high heaven, and lived up to nearly every expectation, writes the Tennessean. The Volunteers relished their role of spoiler, playing hard and hungry to secure a 66-62 victory and run a perfect 45-game stretch of Tigers wins.... More »

Calipari Gets No. 400 as Memphis Rolls

Tennessee bludgeons Auburn, Butler edges Illinois-Chicago

(Newser) - Coach John Calipari earned his 400th victory last night, as his No.1 Tigers easily defeated Tulane, 97-71. The victory continues an intimidating Memphis regular season winning streak dating back to March 2006, including 35 straight conference victories, the AP reports. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 29 to lead the Tigers' attack.... More »

No. 1 Tigers Ready for No. 2 Vols

Volunteer State gears up for 1-2 matchup

(Newser) - The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country will square off for 38th time in NCAA history when the top-ranked Memphis Tigers meet intrastate rival Tennessee on Saturday night. Undefeated Memphis is coming off its closest game of the season, a 79-78 win against UAB. Losses by Kansas... More »

Memphis Stays Perfect, Barely

UAB fights the great fight but goes down 79-78

(Newser) - Memphis' Chris Douglas-Roberts had an astonishing 32 points and Antonio Anderson another 27, but the Tigers still nearly lost last night's game—and their perfect record—to a determined UAB. In a 77-70 hole with 83 seconds remaining, the NCAA's top-ranked team showed the Blazers what they're made of, reports... More »

Despite Sass, Houston Can't Tip Memphis

Tennessee cruises past Arkansas, So. Illinois shocks Drake

(Newser) - The first-ranked Memphis Tigers may have given Houston some hope with a 37-35 first-half lead, but they weren't about to give the game away. Holding the tough-talking Cougars to 29% shooting after the break and pulling in 13 more rebounds, Memphis kept its record perfect with a 68-59 victory. In... More »

Top-Ranked Memphis Rolls to 23-0

Washington St. snaps 3-game skid, UConn routs Georgia Tech

(Newser) - Derrick Rose scored 15 points and Joey Dorsey had 11 points and 13 rebounds as No. 1 Memphis stayed undefeated with an 85-64 Conference USA rout of Central Florida, reports the Associated Press. The Tigers (23-0, 9-0) kept alive their bid to become the first team to go undefeated in... 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 »

No. 1 Memphis Takes Out Gonzaga

Tigers run home win streak to 43 as Calipari gets 200th victory

(Newser) - Top-ranked Memphis extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 43 with an 81-73 win over Gonzaga today, the Associated Press reports. The game marked the first time ever that the Tigers played at home ranked No. 1. The Tigers, 19-0, were led by Chris Douglas-Roberts' 21 points and Derrick... More »

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