1. Memphis Postgame: The Strange Journey of Roburt Sallie

    For the official Bleacher Report postgame update by Trey Bradley, on site at the West Regional in Kansas City, MO, click here...

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  2. The History of the University of Memphis at the NCAA Tournament

    The University of Memphis, contrary to popular notion, has a long history with the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers' appearance in the 2009 Big Dance will mark the school's 21st appearance...

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  3. SEC Commisioner Mike Slive Implicated in Bizarre Internet Scandal (Humor)

    Mike Slive has been implicated in a bizarre scandal that could impact upon his ability to ever chair another committee for the NCAA...

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  4. Is Memphis Really Worthy of a No. 1 Seed?

    Memphis plays in Conference USA. C-USA is just barely one of the top 10 conferences in America, by whichever measure you choose to judge such things. Memphis has not played anyone of particular note since dismantling Gonzaga on Feb...

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  5. Just What Is It That Draws Us to March Madness?

    It’s March. The conference tournaments are wrapping up. The NCAA Selection Committee begins the grueling and (mostly) thankless process of whittling 341 schools down to only 65 for the Big Dance...

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  6. Enhancing Everyone's Enjoyment of the Bleacher Report Community

    Inspired by my fellow scribe Daniel Barber, with this article. Bleacher Report is the most incredible Web site I have ever frequented...

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  7. For Memphis, These Opponents Could Be Potholes in the Road to the Final Four

    The Memphis Tigers are one of the hottest teams in the country. At the moment, their record is 29-3, and they have won 23 consecutive basketball games. However, everyone will judge them by how well they perform at the Big Dance...

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  8. Memphis Matching Up with the Elite, Pt. 2: Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh of the Big East versus Memphis of Conference USA. The legitimate No. 1 seed versus the "great pretender." That makes Pitt a no-brainer pick to win this game, correct? Not so fast, ladies and gentlemen...

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  9. Why John Calipari Isn't Interested in Coaching in the SEC

    There is a torrent of talk on Internet message boards speculating on the possibility that John Calipari might be interested in job openings at Alabama or Georgia, or in a potential job at Kentucky should Billy Gillispie get fired...

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  10. Memphis Matching Up with the Elite, Pt. I: North Carolina

    This is the first in a series of articles discussing how Memphis matches up with the nation’s elite. Memphis versus North Carolina would be one of the most intriguing matchups in college basketball today...

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  11. Memphis Recruiting Update: DeMarcus Cousins Commits to the Tigers

    DeMarcus Cousins, the highest rated uncommitted big man in the Class of 2009, has committed to the University of Memphis. Cousins, ranked No. 2 overall by Rivals.com and No...

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  12. Steroids: Is It Time To Legalize and Regulate Their Use?

    Perhaps we have come to the point when using steroids to enhance athletic performance should be legalized and regulated. I know that sounds as crazy as recommending a pardon for Richard Nixon...

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  13. Memphis-Houston: Poised Tigers Beat Back Cougars

    Tyreke Evans and the University of Memphis find themselves in the same no-win scenario night after night. When Memphis defeats yet another one of its Conference USA brethren, the nation lets out a collective yawn...

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  14. Memphis Tigers' John Calipari Doing Best Coaching Job of His Career

    Through Feb. 28, John Calipari has won 434 basketball games, more than any other Division I basketball coach except Roy Williams (470) through his first 17 seasons as a head coach...

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  15. Memphis Basketball Point-Counterpoint: Can the Tigers Make the Final Four?

    It's fashionable for the media and fans alike to speculate this time of year whether or not the local or favorite team will receive an NCAA Tournament berth at all (for bubble teams) or how deep they will advance in the tourney...

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  16. Memphis-UAB: Tigers Escape Yet Another Upset Bid

    The Memphis Tigers live in a harrowing world of basketball purgatory. Having seen all of their better, long-term rivals flee to power conferences, the Tigers tower over the rest ...

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  17. Memphis Tigers' Dynamic Duo Just Keeps Winning

    Vertical jumps can be measured. How long it takes to dribble from one end line to the other can be timed. Points, rebounds, blocks, and assists per game are all logged, charted, and compared...

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  18. The Memphis Attack Made Simple

    The newest revolution in big-time basketball is the so-called dribble-drive motion offense. There are too many proponents of the basic offense for me to list them all, but some of the most notable ...

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  19. Memphis Tigers: Something Special

    I am about to let all Division I basketball fans in on a dirty little secret. Some of you are aware of what I am about to say. For you, my hope is for you to enjoy this article, as it will help you realize that you are not alone...

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