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A great season came to an end in Auburn Hills with an outstanding Michigan State team taking control in the second half. The Tigers finish the year 31-5. Said Coach Pastner after the game, “We won 31 games. We left Conference USA winning 26 straight. This was a heckuva season. A great season,” Pastner said. [...]
The Tigers face third-seeded Michigan State on Saturday.
The Tigers received an automatic bid into the tournament due to winning the Conference USA Championship. The Tigers are the No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region. This is the 25th appearance in the NCAA tournament for the University of Memphis. Memphis will face either Middle Tennessee State University or St. Mary’s on March 21 at 2:45 [...]
Crawford, the league’s Sixth Man of the Year, connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing to put the top-seeded Tigers (30-4,19-0) up 78-76 with 2:44 remaining. He also had a jumper and a pair of free throws in a 9-0 run by Memphis soon after that finally put the game away. Crawford had been [...]
Joe Jackson and Chris Crawford both scored 19 points and the 19th-ranked Tigers claimed their eighth C-USA title with a 76-67 victory over Central Florida on Saturday. Adonis Thomas added 12 points for the Tigers (25-4, 14-0 CUSA), who gave coach Josh Pastner his 100th career win, all at Memphis.
Memphis was the only Division I school that hadn’t lost a road game this season. The Tigers had won 11 straight on the road overall, the nation’s longest active streak.
Five Tigers finished in double figures as Memphis (24-3, 13-0 Conference USA) won its 18th straight. D.J. Stephens scored 16 points, and, like Goodwin, was 6 of 7 from the field, while Joe Jackson had 15 points. Adonis Thomas scored 12 for Memphis, which shot 50 percent for the game, including 46 percent from outside [...]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Adonis Thomas scored 22 points, Chris Crawford had 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as No. 21 Memphis beat Houston 81-74 Wednesday night for its 17th straight win. Thomas also had eight rebounds and Crawford finished one assist shy of a triple-double as the Tigers (23-2, 12-0 Conference USA) held on through a final flurry by [...]
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Adonis Thomas’ shooting touch felt good as soon as he entered Marshall’s gym. The Memphis sophomore’s work around the rim was solid, too, and his first career double-double was a big reason behind the Tigers’ 16th straight win. Thomas scored a career-high 23 points and matched a career best with 10 rebounds [...]