Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has added more NBA experience to his staff by hiring former Phoenix Suns assistant Cody Toppert.
Michigan had many options to replace longtime coach John Beilein.
The Wolverines could have gone with a big-name hire, an up-and-coming young coach or a veteran assistant.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway says former NBA coach of the year Sam Mitchell is no longer part of his staff.
Mitchell worked as an assistant coach for Memphis in 2018-19...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Penny Hardaway has his second five-star recruit at Memphis with forward Precious Achiuwa signing his national letter of intent, giving the Tigers the No. 1 overall...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Guard Boogie Ellis has signed his national letter of intent to play at Memphis, joining a vaunted recruiting class for coach Penny Hardaway going into his second...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has added Lester Quinones, the ninth-ranked shooting guard in the nation, to his 2019 recruiting class.
Davenport scores 25 to lead Memphis past UConn 78-71
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has wanted to spread the offensive load around to other players in recent games. Kyvon Davenport took the challenge, having his best game in weeks.
Davenport scored 26 points, Tyler Harris and Jeremiah Martin added 12 each and Memphis (14-10, 6-5 American Athletic Conference) held off a late push to beat UConn 78-71 on Sunday.
Cumberland scores 17 to lead No. 25 Cincinnati past Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In the end, Cincinnati's toughness — and leading scorer Jarron Cumberland recovering from a poor shooting night — helped the No. 25 Bearcats extend their winning streak to eight games.
Cumberland scored 17 points and keyed a late rally as the Bearcats defeated Memphis 69-64 on Thursday night.
Hardaway: ‘Jealousy’ from other coaches over NBA background
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway says the NBA background of his Memphis coaching staff is creating a little jealousy among other coaches, putting a target on his own back in his first season with the Tigers.
Memphis gives Hardaway a win in league-opening debut
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kyvon Davenport scored 25 points in 26 minutes off the bench and Memphis defeated Wichita State 85-74 to give head coach Penny Hardaway his first American Athletic Conference victory in both teams' league opener Thursday night.
Davenport, who averages 14.5 points a game, was 7-of-11 shooting, including two 3-pointers, 9 of 11 from the line and had five rebounds for the Tigers (9-5), who shot 50 percent and made 25 of 31 free throws to 6 of 6 for the Shockers (7-6).
Verbal jabs: Memphis’ Hardaway criticizes Tennessee’s Barnes
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee's Rick Barnes continued Tuesday with Hardaway saying "it was kind of low class" for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday.
Schofield scores 29, No. 3 Tennessee beats Memphis 102-92
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Admiral Schofield popped his Tennessee jersey to the Memphis fans who had been screaming at him throughout the game.
The rivalry between Tennessee's top basketball programs is back on, and the Volunteers have the upper hand for now.
Schofield scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat Memphis 102-92 Saturday to snap a three-game skid to the in-state rival.
Rebuilding Memphis, No. 3 Tennessee renew basketball rivalry
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — This is the stage Penny Hardaway wants at Memphis.
Excitement, anticipation and a sell-out crowd for the biggest game the Tigers have played in years. That's the setting for Saturday's showdown with No. 3 Tennessee after a nearly six-year break in the series.
"I can feel that the fans want this game as bad as we want it," Hardaway said earlier this week. "The Tennessee fans are bragging right now and sitting in a great spot, which deservedly so. They've earned that."
Back in Miami: Now a coach, Mike Miller reflects on Heat era
MIAMI (AP) — The memories will be impossible for Mike Miller to ignore on Saturday.
Top recruit James Wiseman picks hometown Memphis, Hardaway
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — James Wiseman has chosen Memphis and his former high school coach, Penny Hardaway, over Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Kansas and Florida State.
Mays scores 19, No. 22 LSU tops Memphis 85-76
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Skylar Mays' soaring, one-handed, frenzy-inciting jam on a determined drive down the lane made it clear he won't always be overshadowed by the highly regarded recruits that have made LSU basketball relevant again.
Mays scored 19 points, transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams added a career-high 14, and No. 22 LSU held off a relentless effort by first-year coach Penny Hardaway's Memphis squad, 85-76 on Tuesday night.
Memphis opens Hardaway era with 76-61 win over Tenn. Tech
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kyvon Davenport had a career-high 30 points and 10 rebounds to help Memphis open the Penny Hardaway era with a 76-61 win over Tennessee Tech in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night.
Hardaway, the former Tigers All-American and NBA All-Star, made his coaching debut after being hired by the program in March.
Davenport made 11 of 17 from the field and Jeremiah Martin added 18 points for Memphis.
Time for Penny Hardaway to transfer hoopla into hoop wins
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway has revived the excitement in men's basketball Memphis. Now it's time for the Tigers' first-year coach to transfer the hoopla into wins.
He's been both Pied Piper and promoter, but whether Hardaway and his staff can be as successful coaching as they have in renewing interest in the program will be the real validation of his hiring.
UCF picked to win American; Taylor preseason player of year
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Central Florida has been picked by coaches to win the American Athletic Conference, and Knights point guard B.J. Taylor has been named the conference's preseason player of the year.
UCF earned six of a possible 11 first-place votes and 114 points to edge Cincinnati for the No. 1 spot. Taylor was UCF's leading scorer last season, averaging 15.9 points over an injury-shortened 16 games.
Penny Hardaway starts coaching era of next career at Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The months of back-slapping, congratulations and the lovefest for a returning favorite son are over. It's time for Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers to get to work.
The former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star tipped off his first camp on Tuesday. Hardaway was hired in March to breathe life into the stagnant program after a couple of pedestrian years under Tubby Smith. Hardaway said it'll be great to go from four hours of practice a week to 20.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway has finalized his coaching staff at Memphis by hiring veteran NBA coach Sam Mitchell.
Hardaway said in a statement Thursday that Mitchell is a veteran who has coached at the game's highest levels.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — League championships, the NCAA Tournament and another Final Four berth all accomplished by teams with a healthy dose of local talent — before sellout crowds.
High expectations for any college coach. For someone in their first college job, the combination easily could be just too much.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has added shooting guard David Wingett to new coach Penny Hardaway's first recruiting class.
The school announced Wingett's signing on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-7 Wingett is from Winnebago, Nebraska. He averaged 25.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks this past season at Bull City Prep Academy in Durham, North Carolina.