Penny wise: Memphis wins NIT title, has bigger goals for '22
Memphis players and staff celebrate their win against Mississippi State in an NCAA college basketball championship game in the NIT, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FRISCO, Texas – Memphis has its first title with Penny Hardaway as coach, and these young Tigers could be set up for more. “We had a goal of cutting the nets down in the NCAA Tournament, but I do feel like we should’ve been there," sophomore guard Lester Quinones said. Mississippi State (18-15) tied the game at 33-all when Andersson Garcia had a steal at midcourt and drove for a layup to beat the halftime buzzer. STYMIED BULLDOG GUARDSAfter being the first Mississippi State player with three consecutive 20-point postseason games, Stewart was 1-of-10 shooting, and 0-for-5 on 3s.
Nolley 27 points, Memphis 14 3s over Colorado St in NIT semi
Our most complete game all year was today, even though we started off kind of slow, still scored 90 points," Hardaway said. AdDavid Roddy had 18 points and Isaiah Stevens 17 for Colorado State (20-7). We know who we are.”After Roddy started the second half with a 3 to get Colorado State within three points, Memphis responded with a 16-3 run that included seven points from Nolley. “We let their shooters have too many rhythm 3s,” Colorado State coach Niko Medved said. Colorado State plays in the consolation game against Louisiana Tech, which lost 84-62 in the other semifinal game.
NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway return to their alma maters
NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway return to their alma maters NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway got their start while playing hoops for top colleges. Now they're back at their alma maters as coaches of their NCAA men's basketball teams. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson spoke to the trio about their journey.cbsnews.com
No. 7 Houston to AAC title game with 76-74 win over Memphis
Gorham scored Houston’s last six points on a nifty one-handed reverse layup and four free throws, and the Cougars held off Memphis for a 76-74 semifinal win Saturday. That was only seven days after losing in Houston on a game-ending banked 3-pointer after tying that game with 1.7 seconds left. The whole season we’ve been working to try to get to the NCAA Tournament,” Ellis said. Cincinnati (12-10) won the last two AAC title games over Houston, 69-57 in 2019 and 56-55 in 2018. Memphis hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 2014.
Mark's long 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Houston to 67-64 win
Houston guard Tramon Mark, right, celebrates his game-winning 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis, Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Houston. 9 Houston a 67-64 win over Memphis on Sunday. The Tigers shot 47%, including 8 of 21 on 3-pointers. AdBIG PICTUREMemphis: The Tigers missed a chance to improve their NCAA Tournament chances with a marquee win. … Memphis shot 10 of 20 from the free-throw line.
College basketball floats idea of bubbles for safe season
A much more unified plan is in place for the college basketball season. Add the effective safety measures of the pro leagues, find suitable sites and bubble basketball could work. The NBA has the ideal setup at Disney World, but college basketball might be better suited to follow the NHL's lead. In other words, basketball bubbles could pop up all over the country. "Its possible, but its not going to be easy.Pulling off a college basketball bubble, however, comes with a caveat.
Potential NBA draft pick James Wiseman ruled ineligible by NCAA
Memphis basketball standout James Wiseman has been ruled ineligible to play by the NCAA. MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The season for a top University of Memphis basketball player -- and potential top pick in the NBA draft -- is in jeopardy. He was named head coach in March 2018 and Wiseman committed to Memphis in November of the same year, WMC reported. Hardaway: 'We're just gonna keep our guys locked in'The NCAA said in a statement on Twitter that the University of Memphis was notified that Wiseman was ineligible. As far as the rest of the season, Hardaway said the team will go forward as planned.