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Final Scores: Memphis Tigers – 67 vs Southern Mississippi – 61

February 12, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Tigers – 67 vs Southern Mississippi – 61

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February 14, 2011 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, High School Recruiting, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Other Media, Scores, Will Barton | Leave a comment

Adonis Thomas Finally Signs With The University of Memphis. Coach Pastner Stops By To Share His Thoughts

Memphis Prized Recruit Adonis Thomas (Middle, In Black Memphis Tigers Hat) Signs His Official Letter Of Intent To Play Basketball At The University Of Memphis Starting In 2011. Thomas Is The #1 Player In The Class Of 2011 (According To Sporting News). Photo Provided By http://www.MemphisRoar.com

Its officially, official now. The University of Memphis Men’s Basketball program got their prized recruit, Adonis Thomas, yesterday morning when he signed his Letter of Intent to play for Coach Josh Pastner and the Tigers next year. Thomas, who is the Number 1 ranked high school basketball player in the Class of 2011 according to www.sportingnews.com, gave his verbal committment to the Tigers on October 28th, choosing to stay home in Memphis over taking his talents to South Beach, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, or UCLA. Thomas’ signing with the hometown team marks a significant achievement for Coach Pastner as he is now 2 for 2 when attempting to land the City of Memphis’ top basketball prospects. This year it was Thomas, last year he convinced Joe Jackson, Tarik Black, and sharp shooter Chris Crawford to stay home and help him sure up a young Memphis squad.

Following yesterday’s official signing of Thomas, Coach Pastner made a visit to The Chris Vernon Show to share his jubilance with our listeners and talk about other news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare to open the 2010 – 2011 Season Friday November 12 against Centenary. Click Here for audio of  Coach Josh Pastner’s interview on The Chris Vernon Show.

Click Here For Audio Of Memphis Tigers Head Basketball Coach Josh Pastner’s November 10th Interview On The Chris Vernon Show (Click Here)

November 11, 2010 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Chris Vernon Show, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, High School, High School Recruiting, Interviews, Jason Smith, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Melrose High School, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Other Media, Prep Sports, SEC Basketball, Twitter, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Play Time Is Over (Sort Of): Tigers Kick Off 2010 Exhibition Season Against LeMoyne Owen Tonight

University of Memphis vs: LeMoyne Owen College

Game Time: 7:00PM

Where: FedEx Forum

Coverage: WREC 600AM and Live Stream On www.GoTigersGo.com (Must Be Registered User To See The Game)

Time to put those reverseable practice jerseys away, for the night at least, and debut the new Memphis Tigers to the City of Memphis for the first time aginst competition other then themselves. On second thought the word competition might be a bit generous but never-the-less its another team, who wears another color jersey, and it doesn’t say University of Memphis on it.

Tonight under the lights of the FedEx Forum the #19th ranked University of Memphis Mens Basketball team will open up exhibition/ pre-season play against LeMoyne Owen College, a local NCAA Division II school who doesn’t have a rich tradition in basketball success, but always puts up a worthy fight when playing the Tigers. Last year the Magicians had a 30 – 29 advantage before the Tigers went on a 16 – 3 run to close out the 1st half of play. The less talented LeMoyne Owen could do nothing more and seemed to run out of gas shortly after the 2nd half began as the Tigers rolled to a 98 – 68 victory. Tonight, as Coach Pastner enters his 2nd year as head coach of the Tigers, he will have a great opportunity to see where his young squad is on both ends of the ball after a little over 2 weeks of practice where the main focus has been defense and rebounding. Pastner announced yesterday that he will start only 1 of his highly touted Freshman, being Antonio Barton, along with Juniors Charles Carmouche, Wesley Witherspoon, Angel Garcia and Senior Will Coleman. Of his #2 ranked recruiting class (according to www.Rivals.com)  only 6 of the 8 Freshman on the 2010 – 2011 team will suit up tonight, with Will Barton being evaluated daily for a knee injury suffered on October 22 and Jelan Kendrick experiencing an indefinite absence from the team for personal reasons.

The media has already weighed in on the 2010 – 2011 version of the Memphis Tigers placing them as the Pre-Season #19th ranked program in the nation, where do you all realistically think the Tigers are AT THIS MOMENT? (Vote Below)

November 3, 2010 Posted by | AP Poll, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, High School, High School Recruiting, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, Other Media, Prep Sports, Scores | Leave a comment

Memphis Tigers Tarik Black, Will Coleman, and Will Barton Visit The Chris Vernon Show

Memphis Tigers and Chris Vernon at the 730 Fox Sports Beale Street studio (from left to right): Will Coleman, Will Barton, Chris Vernon, and Tarik Black

3 players from this years version of the Memphis Tigers visited the Chris Vernon Show yesterday afternoon for an hour of incredible radio. Tarik Black, Will Barton, and Will Coleman let loose in the studio sharing inside information on the team, themselves, Coach Pastner, what Tiger fans should expect from them this season, and many other topics of interest.

From experience with the old Memphis Tigers (Calipari Era) and this group of players I can honestly say that this is a different group of guys. They are all very respectful, genuinely funny, and have a great understanding of their roles and what is expected from them while donning the University of Memphis uniform. While Will Barton’s “National Championship or nothing” quotes might be a little ambitious, I can not say that I would be extremely surprised if that is how the 2010 – 2011 season ended for this young group of men.

Listen to Memphis Tigers: Tarik Black, Will Coleman, and Will Barton’s visit to The Chris Vernon Show: Thursday October 14, 2010 (Click Here For Link)

October 15, 2010 Posted by | Chris Vernon Show, In Studio Interviews, Interviews, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball | Leave a comment

Memphis Tigers Guard Drew Barham Gets Rewarded For Hard Work

Drew Barham Photo Courtesy Of David C. Minkin/ In Focus Sports Photography

 I think its safe to file this under “Never Would Have Happened If John Calipari Was Here”. On Tuesday afternoon University of Memphis Head Basketball Coach Josh Pastner extended a full athletic scholarship offer to second year guard Drew Barham. Barham, who averaged just 4.8 minutes per game last season as a walk on for the Tigers, has put in much work during the off-season. Improving his already above average shooting, improving his defense, but most importantly adding weight to his 173 lbs frame that will better prepare him for play during the NCAA College Basketball Season.

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August 25, 2010 Posted by | Coaches, Commerical Appeal, High School, High School Recruiting, Jason Smith, Jason Smith, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Prep Sports | Leave a comment

Memphis Prep Football Opening Weekend Results

The prep football season kicked off in Memphis Friday night and gave spectators in attendance much to cheer about all weekend long. Some nail bitters, some blow outs, and some surprises were the headlines of the weekends games. All but 3 of the Commercial Appeal’s Dandy Dozen were scheduled to play either Friday or Saturday, but due to weather conditions in the Mid-South 5 of the teams ended up being inactive this weekend with the #1 team in the area, Whitehaven, having their matchup vs: Hamilton rescheduled for Monday night. Weather was not only an issue at the Whitehaven Classic, as game temperatures of more than 104 degrees caused numerous game starts to be delayed until later in the evening due to new TSSAA regulations.

Scores from most of the Memphis Prep games this weekend can be found below (Click Here For Scores)

Click Here For Scores and Stories On Individual Games

August 22, 2010 Posted by | Chris Vernon Show, Commerical Appeal, Dandy Dozen, High School, High School Football, High School Recruiting, Jason Smith, Jason Smith, Melrose High School, NCAA Football, NCAA Sports, Prep Sports, Scores | Leave a comment