NCAA puts Memphis on 3 years' probation, no tourney ban
The IARP ruled that Memphis failed to monitor Hardaway as an athletics booster, provided impermissible benefits and other benefits to recruits. The panel also ruled Memphis failed to cooperate with the investigation by delaying handing over requested documents but decided these were Level II and III violations. He wasn't hired as Memphis' coach until March 2018, and Wiseman committed to the Tigers in November 2018. Wiseman played the first game of the 2019-20 season before the NCAA ruled Wiseman ineligible. The IARP also wants Memphis to vacate all wins and records of the three games Wiseman played with those reflected in Hardaway’s career records.wftv.com
Holmgren visits with Magic, as No. 1 pick intrigue builds
Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren was wrapping up a multi-day visit Friday with the Orlando Magic, who hold the No. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) (Marcio Jose Sanchez)ORLANDO, Fla. — (AP) — Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren was wrapping up a multiday visit Friday with the Orlando Magic, who hold the No. 1 pick; Holmgren, Auburn's Jabari Smith and Duke's Paolo Banchero. The Magic taking a long look at Holmgren probably isn't a surprise to another past Orlando star player. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Memphis holds off Boise State rally for 64-53 1st-round win
Boise State trailed by 19 at the half but, taking advantage of a cold snap by the Tigers, narrowed the gap to 42-35 with 9:45 left. Kigab hit a 3-pointer and a short jumper to get Boise State within 49-43 with 5:55 remaining, but Williams answered again with a 3-pointer for the Tigers. It was a disappointing finish to a dream season for longtime coach Leon Rice, whose Boise State teams had been dumped from the NCAA Tournament in First Four games their past two trips. The Broncos beat San Diego State to win the Mountain West tourney title and their 27 wins set the school record for a single season. Boise State, which ranked 17th in the nation for defensive efficiency, had not trailed by more than seven points at halftime before Thursday.wftv.com
Memphis holds off Boise State rally for 64-53 1st-round win
Boise State trailed by 19 at the half but, taking advantage of a cold snap by the Tigers, narrowed the gap to 42-35 with 9:45 left. The Tigers had scored just four second-half points before Williams' dunk with 9:18 left got them going again. Kigab hit a 3-pointer and a short jumper to get Boise State within 49-43 with 5:55 remaining, but Williams answered again with a 3-pointer for the Tigers. It was a disappointing finish to a dream season for longtime coach Leon Rice, whose Boise State teams had been dumped from the NCAA Tournament in First Four games their past two trips. Boise State, which ranked 17th in the nation for defensive efficiency, had not trailed by more than seven points at halftime before Thursday.wftv.com
BUBBLE WATCH: Memphis rounding into form at right time
Memphis Houston Basketball Memphis guard Landers Nolley II (3) passes the ball in front of Houston guard Kyler Edwards (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) (Michael Wyke)The knock on Penny Hardaway early in the season was that he could recruit talent to Memphis, just not win with it. Shaking off some ugly early-season losses, Memphis put itself on the NCAA Tournament bubble with a marquee win over No. Memphis missed the NCAA Tournament in each of Hardaway's first three seasons despite winning at least 20 games in each. Memphis won its first five games, including a victory over Virginia Tech, before a stretch of five losses in six games.wftv.com
Hardaway: NIL rules help him recruit top class at Memphis
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) (Carlos Osorio)Penny Hardaway believes the new name, image and likeness rules helped him land another top recruiting class at Memphis. Hardaway said Tuesday the NIL rules helped ease the strain on players weighing their options between earning money by going to the NBA's G League or going to college. Now Hardaway can add NIL options when aggressively pitching himself, his staff and what he's building at his alma mater. Hardaway convinced former NBA coach Larry Brown to Memphis to join his coaching staff, then hired a 16-year NBA veteran and champion Rasheed Wallace. He said former NBA players helped pave the way for him to make what he was paid once he arrived in the league.wftv.com
Penny Hardaway sees Larry Brown helping make Memphis better
Memphis-Brown Basketball FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, SMU head coach Larry Brown works the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, in Cincinnati. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has added Hall of Famer Larry Brown to the Tigers’ staff as an assistant, reuniting the former New York Knicks player and coach. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) (John Minchillo)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — (AP) — Penny Hardaway has wanted Larry Brown to coach with him ever since he took over at his alma mater. “I’m not here to invent Memphis basketball," Brown said. “I ultimately want to win and getting a coach like Coach Brown on your staff that puts you closer to your goal, especially with the guys that we're recruiting,” Hardaway said.wftv.com
Back in NCAA: Larry Brown joins Hardaway's staff at Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has added Hall of Famer Larry Brown to the Tigers’ staff as an assistant, reuniting the former New York Knicks player and coach. The 2002 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame inductee won 1,098 NBA games and reached the playoffs 18 times over 26 seasons. His NCAA title with the Jayhawks was among three Final Four appearances his teams made in the 1980s, one of them with UCLA. “I could not be more thrilled to add someone of his caliber to our program,” said Hardaway, who played under Brown in 2005-06 in New York. Brown also earned Olympic gold medals as a player in 1964 and an assistant in 2000, and a bronze in ’04 as head coach.wftv.com
Memphis wins NIT title with 77-64 win over Mississippi State
Memphis players and staff celebrate their win against Mississippi State in an NCAA college basketball championship game in the NIT, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Frisco, Texas. After just missing out on their first NCAA Tournament since 2013-14, the Tigers went into the NIT as a No. Cameron Matthews scored 19 to pace Mississippi State, and Deivon Smith had 17. STYMIED STEWARTAfter being the first Mississippi State player ever with three consecutive 20-point poststeason games, D.J. Iverson Molinar, who had 25 points in the semifinal for Mississippi State, finished with six against Memphis.
Nolley 27 points, Memphis 14 3s over Colorado St in NIT semi
Our most complete game all year was today, even though we started off kind of slow, still scored 90 points," Hardaway said. AdDavid Roddy had 18 points and Isaiah Stevens 17 for Colorado State (20-7). We know who we are.”After Roddy started the second half with a 3 to get Colorado State within three points, Memphis responded with a 16-3 run that included seven points from Nolley. “We let their shooters have too many rhythm 3s,” Colorado State coach Niko Medved said. Colorado State plays in the consolation game against Louisiana Tech, which lost 84-62 in the other semifinal game.
NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway return to their alma maters
NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway return to their alma maters NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway got their start while playing hoops for top colleges. Now they're back at their alma maters as coaches of their NCAA men's basketball teams. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson spoke to the trio about their journey.cbsnews.com
Mark's long 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Houston to 67-64 win
Houston guard Tramon Mark, right, celebrates his game-winning 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis, Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Houston. 9 Houston a 67-64 win over Memphis on Sunday. The Tigers shot 47%, including 8 of 21 on 3-pointers. AdBIG PICTUREMemphis: The Tigers missed a chance to improve their NCAA Tournament chances with a marquee win. … Memphis shot 10 of 20 from the free-throw line.
College basketball floats idea of bubbles for safe season
A much more unified plan is in place for the college basketball season. Add the effective safety measures of the pro leagues, find suitable sites and bubble basketball could work. The NBA has the ideal setup at Disney World, but college basketball might be better suited to follow the NHL's lead. In other words, basketball bubbles could pop up all over the country. "Its possible, but its not going to be easy.Pulling off a college basketball bubble, however, comes with a caveat.