AP Top 25 Poll

#24 Memphis Tigers

Overall Record
Last Game
vs Houston L 65-67
Conference Record
Next Game
@Houston 03/05/2023
Longtime NBA guard Damon Stoudamire has been hired as Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball coach. The 49-year-old Stoudamire comes to the Atlantic Coast Conference school from the Boston Celtics, where he had served as an assistant coach since 2021.
DALLAS (AP) — Kendric Davis totaled 23 points and 10 assists to propel Memphis to an 81-62 victory over SMU on Thursday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elijah McCadden led Memphis with 16 points and Damaria Franklin scored the game-winning layup with seven seconds left as the Tigers defeated UCF 64-63 on Thursday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jalen Cook led Tulane with 25 points and Tylan Pope scored the game-winning layup with 16 seconds remaining in overtime as the Green Wave defeated Memphis 90-89 on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kendric Davis had 23 points — including a career-high 14 made free throws — and nine assists, DeAndre Williams scored all his 15 points in the second half and Memphis beat Texas A&M 83-79 Saturday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — DeAndre Williams scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and Memphis beat Little Rock 87-71 on Tuesday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — DeAndre Williams had 17 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks to help Memphis beat Mississippi 68-57 Saturday night for the Tigers’ fourth win in a row.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kendric Davis had 18 points in Memphis’ 87-68 win over North Alabama on Wednesday night.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Lomax scored seven of his 12 points in a game-changing surge and Memphis used its defense to stymie Stanford 56-48 in the fifth-place game of the ESPN Events Invitational on Sunday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Kendric Davis scored 19 points and Memphis rolled to a 73-61 victory over Nebraska on Friday night in the ESPN Events Invitational.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyrese Samuel banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Seton Hall beat Memphis 70-69 on Thursday night at the ESPN Events Invitational.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kendric Davis’s 26 points helped Memphis defeat VCU 62-47 on Sunday night.

Davis also added seven assists for the Tigers (2-1).
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yuri Collins’ 22 points helped Saint Louis defeat Memphis 90-84 on Tuesday.

Collins scored the Billikins final field goal when he hit a 3-pointer with 7:36 left, then hit eight straight free throws to help hold off the Tigers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway wants to prepare his Memphis Tigers for March by starting off the season with a tough road game.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Tigers will retire the No. 55 jersey of standout Lorenzen Wright during a future game at FedExForum.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Larry Brown, the legendary basketball coach who has won NCAA and NBA titles, is taking a leave of absence from his role as the special adviser to Memphis coach Penny Hardaway because of a “minor medical issue.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has finalized an extension keeping coach Penny Hardaway under contract through April 2028.
The NCAA put Memphis on three years of probation with a public reprimand and a fine while declining to punish Tigers coach Penny Hardaway or hand down an NCAA Tournament ban.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Emoni Bates, one of the top recruits in the 2021 men’s basketball recruiting class, says he is transferring from Memphis to Eastern Michigan.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Emoni Bates, the five-star recruit who reclassified to 2021, has announced he’s entering the transfer portal after one season at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Memphis and men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway have been accused of serious violations of NCAA rules, including failing to cooperate with an investigation, two newspapers reported.
Drew Timme scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and top overall seed Gonzaga rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat No. 9 seed Memphis 82-78 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While the second-round matchup between top overall seed Gonzaga and No. 9 seed Memphis is a terrific one of preseason Top 25 teams for college basketball fans to enjoy, there’s another group perhaps even more thrilled.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tiny Saint Peter’s took down basketball royalty on Thursday night, getting 27 points from Daryl Banks III in an 85-79 overtime victory over second-seeded Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
DeAndre Williams had 14 points and Memphis held off a second-half Boise State rally for a 64-53 victory Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Alex Lomax remembers watching as a kid as Memphis made a run to the national title game in 2008, just as Penny Hardaway remembers watching great Tigers teams from when he was a kid on a TV that had been rolled into his classroom.
Touting his team’s accomplishments has become a defense mechanism for Gonzaga coach Mark Few.

Hard to blame him with all the complaints that the Zags don’t play anyone and are in a weak conference.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fabian White Jr. and No. 18 Houston were a lock for the NCAA Tournament long before they clinched an automatic berth.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Lester Quinones hit a long contested 3-pointer to put Memphis ahead and the Tigers held on to beat SMU 70-63 in an American Athletic Conference tournament semifinal game on Saturday.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jalen Duren added 21 points and 20 rebounds, Lester Quinones scored a career-high 22 points and Memphis topped Central Florida 85-69 in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Harris scored 15 points and Landers Nolley and Lester Quinones added 11 each to lead Memphis to a 75-61 victory over No. 14 Houston on Sunday.