Memphis Rumors & News

  • K.J. Lawson apologizes for profane comment directed at ex-coach Tubby Smith

    ESPN "K.J. Lawson, who announced his transfer from Memphis to Kansas this week, has apologized for explicit remarks he made against Tigers coach Tubby Smith. In a Snapchat video that circulated on social media Thursday, Lawson looked into a camera and said, "F--- Tubby." Lawson, who transferred to..." April 14

  • Kansas transfer K.J. Lawson caught on video ripping, cursing Tubby Smith

    USA Today "Newly minted Kansas player K.J. Lawson, who transferred from Memphis alongside his brother Dedric, was caught on video distastefully blasting his former coach, Tubby Smith. "Hey man this how we do, (expletive) Tubby," Lawson said in a three-second Snapchat clip that's percolated all over social..." April 13

  • Memphis AD can't write his way out of mess Tigers basketball has become

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There is a simple problem with the administration at Memphis trying to spin its way out of the roster mess that has enveloped the program within the last week: These are the same people who signed off on all of the dubious personnel moves that led the Tigers into this lingering disaster. If you..." April 12

  • Former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to Kansas

    CBS Sports "Former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to Kansas, their father, Keelon Lawson, told CBS Sports on Monday. A formal announcment is expected soon. Dedric Lawson is a former McDonald’s All-American who averaged 19.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists this season..." April 10

  • Lawson brothers to transfer from Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "In a stunning blow to the immediate future of the Memphis men's basketball program, brothers Dedric and K.J. Lawson announced Wednesday that they will ask for their release from the university and plan to transfer to another school. The duo made their announcement in a joint news release prior..." April 05

  • Sterling performance by SMU's Brown leads rout of Memphis

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Southern Methodist coach Tim Jankovich wanted badly for Saturday's final home game to be the perfect sendoff for his seniors. Boy did he get his wish. No. 14 SMU handed Memphis its worst loss since 1947 in a 103-62 rout that also clinched sole ownership of the American Athletic..." March 04

  • No. 15 Cincinnati tops Memphis to extend home streak

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin didn't feel the need to rant following the Bearcats' win over Memphis on Thursday. The numbers spoke for themselves. "They had 20 assists and shot 54 percent in our gym," Cronin said of the Tigers. "If that happens (in March),..." February 23

  • Strong second half propels Memphis past South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Memphis used a 15-3 second-half run to ease past South Carolina 70-54 in a foul-plagued affair on Friday. South Carolina was within 39-38 on a jumper by Justin McKie with 12 minutes to play, but two free throws by Jimario Rivers keyed a blitz by the Tigers that left the team up 53-41 with..." December 31

  • Memphis Tigers' Chad Rykhoek injured, out indefinitely

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "University of Memphis forward Chad Rykhoek suffered a dislocated left ankle late in the first half of the Tigers' non-conference road win at Oklahoma Saturday, adding to what has been an injury-plagued career. Rykhoek, a senior graduate transfer from Baylor, went down under the Memphis basket..." December 18

  • Memphis outlasts Oklahoma in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Dedric Lawson and Jeremiah Martin combined for 51 points as Memphis came from behind to beat Oklahoma 99-94 in overtime at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. Lawson scored 26 points -- six in overtime -- and grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Tigers improve to 8-3. Martin had critical..." December 17

  • Saiz powers Ole Miss past Memphis

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Sebastian Saiz posted a double-double and Mississippi rallied back from a second-half deficit to beat visiting Memphis 85-77 on Saturday in a back-and-forth non-conference battle at The Pavillion in Oxford, Miss. Saiz filled up the box score with 20 points, 16 rebounds, three..." December 03