Memphis Rumors & News

  • Christian Kessee transfers to Memphis

    Baltimore Sun "Memphis has signed former Coppin State guard Christian Kessee as a graduate transfer. Kessee, who led the Eagles with 14.6 points per game and scored in double figures 25 times this past season, will be able to play for the Tigers in 2016-17. The 6-foot-2 guard made 88 3-pointers, shot 39.5..." May 21

  • Memphis star Dedric Lawson returning to school next season

    The Score "New Memphis coach Tubby Smith got some great news Thursday, as star freshman Dedric Lawson is set to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for his sophomore season. Lawson's father, Keelon, who holds a support role with the Tigers basketball program, confirmed the news to CBS Sports..." May 19

  • Christian Kessee commits to Memphis as grad transfer

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Tubby Smith picked up his first commitment as the University of Memphis' new head coach Thursday, getting a verbal pledge from Coppin State graduate transfer Christian Kessee, a 6-foot-2 guard from Las Vegas who will be eligible immediately next season. Kessee, who made an official visit to..." May 13

  • Memphis' Tubby Smith reassigns assistant Keelon Lawson

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "After a few days of uncertainty, it now appears the University of Memphis men’s basketball program will have its top two returning players — and their father — in the fold for next season under new coach Tubby Smith. Smith told The Commercial Appeal on Monday that former Tigers assistant coach..." April 26

  • Memphis pushed Josh Pastner to seek other jobs

    CBS Sports "I sat with Keelon Lawson two years ago, inside a coffee shop two miles from the Memphis campus, and we talked for a while about his sons, his dreams, and how his sons could maybe help him reach his dreams. It was mid-afternoon. And what was clear to me by the end of that conversation was that this..." April 22

  • There may be more to Dedric Lawson's draft flip flop than just indecision

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Just eight days ago, Dedric Lawson announced he was returning to Memphis for his sophomore season. Then on Wednesday afternoon, reported the freshman forward is planning to test the waters again. It's possible Lawson is merely experiencing some indecision. It seems more likely this..." April 21

  • Butler lands Memphis transfer Avery Woodson

    Indianapolis Star "Butler has landed a coveted — and needed — graduate transfer. Memphis' Avery Woodson has committed to Butler, IndyStar has confirmed. He'll be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer and provides the Bulldogs needed experience and production in the backcourt. Woodson averaged 9.6..." April 19

  • Memphis hires Tubby Smith away from Texas Tech

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If you thought that Tubby Smith going to Texas Tech as basketball coach was a retirement job, you guessed wrong. is reporting this morning that Smith has agreed to terms to replace Josh Pastner as coach at the University of Memphis. Gary Parrish wrote: "Smith, 64, was offered..." April 14

  • Reports: Georgia Tech nearing deal with Memphis’s Josh Pastner

    SI "Georgia Tech is nearing a deal with Memphis head coach Josh Pastner to fill its head coaching vacancy, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports. CBS Sports’s Gary Parrish reports Pastner is in the process of negotiating a buyout with Memphis. The Yellow Jackets parted ways with Brian Gregory after five..." April 08

  • Tigers' assistant Damon Stoudamire reportedly leading candidate for Pacific

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "University of Memphis basketball assistant Damon Stoudamire is reportedly the leading candidate for the head coaching job at Pacific and is currently on the school's campus,'s Jon Rothstein tweeted this morning. Stoudamire, who has spent three seasons as an assistant in Memphis,..." March 16

  • Connecticut 72, Memphis 58

    The Sports Xchange "After missing out in 2015 and not having the chance to defend their 2014 championship, the Connecticut Huskies are headed back to the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies (24-10) dominated for most of the game, five players scored in double figures, to win the American Athletic Conference title,..." March 13

  • Memphis 89, Tulsa 67

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Dedric Lawson had 22 points and 12 rebounds to help sixth-seeded Memphis upset third-seeded Tulsa 89-67 on Friday night in the second round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Senior guard Ricky Tarrant Jr. scored 21 points for..." March 12

  • Memphis 74, Tulane 54

    The Sports Xchange "Tulane needed to win the American Athletic Conference Tournament in order to make the NCAA Tournament. And Memphis probably faced the same situation. The sixth-seeded Tigers, who have endured an up-and-down season, kept their tournament hopes alive with a 74-54 victory over the 10th-seeded..." March 12

  • Memphis 83, East Carolina 53

    The Sports Xchange "East Carolina went toe-to-toe with Memphis for the first 13 minutes Sunday, but the Tigers' offensive firepower was too much for the visiting Pirates, who were trounced 83-53 at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, N.C. Guard Avery Woodson scored 20 points to lead three other Tigers in double..." March 06

  • Temple 72, Memphis 62

    The Sports Xchange "Temple clinched a share of the American Athletic Conference regular-season title with a 72-62 victory over visiting Memphis Thursday night at the Liacouras Center. Temple, winners of 11 of its last 14 games, received double-figure scoring from five different players, was led by senior Jaylen..." March 03

  • Memphis 92, Tulsa 82

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Dedric Lawson toyed with a triple-double and fellow forward Shaq Goodwin celebrated Senior Day with a game to remember as the Memphis Tigers ran past the Tulsa Golden Hurricane for a 92-82 win on Sunday afternoon at FedExForum in Memphis. Lawson went nine of 17 from the..." February 28

  • Moore comes through as No. 24 SMU tops Memphis

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS -- SMU guard Nic Moore did not have his best game Thursday night, but he came up big when it mattered most, hitting a runner with 38 seconds left to help secure a 69-62 win over Memphis. The No. 24 Mustangs (23-5, 11-4) are now tied with Temple for the first place in the American..." February 25

  • South Florida 80, Memphis 71

    The Sports Xchange "Nehemias Morillo scored 19 points and South Florida pulled away from Memphis for a 80-71 win Saturday afternoon at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. Morillo, a senior guard, went 6-for-9 from the field and scored another six points from the foul line, while the Bulls also got 17 points from..." February 20

  • Memphis 73, Central Florida 56

    The Sports Xchange "Memphis held Central Florida to 15 first-half points and cruised to a 73-56 victory on Wednesday night in an American Athletic Conference game at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. The Tigers held the Knights to 28 percent shooting from the field in the first 20 minutes and blocked four shots...." February 17

  • Memphis coach Josh Pastner sounds off on local columnist

    The Score "Memphis is struggling through another disappointing season under Josh Pastner, and with pressure mounting from critics around the program, it seems the coach has reached his breaking point. After posting 24 wins or more in each of his first five seasons with the Tigers, the program has..." February 16

  • Tulane 94, Memphis 87

    The Sports Xchange "Tulane scored 14 points in overtime and the Green Wave upset Memphis 94-87 on Saturday at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans. The Green Wave (10-16, 3-10 American) trailed most of the second quarter and tied the game 80-80 when guard Cameron Reynolds sank a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left...." February 13