MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The anticipated 102nd season of Memphis Tiger Basketball will get underway Monday at 7 p.m. when the Tigers invade Music Metropolis to battle Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium.
Memphis is coming off a 2022 NCAA Match look and a 22-11 marketing campaign, and Penny Hardaway’s squad may have a brand new look this season regardless of returning two starters and 7 letterwinners. The Tigers introduced in a wealth of expertise with eight new guys this offseason, six of which had been Division I transfers.
The prize jewel of the newcomers is Kendric Davis from SMU, who most nationwide pundits thought-about the highest switch within the portal. Davis is a two-time American Athletic Convention first workforce choice and the reigning AAC Participant of the Yr after averaging 19.4 factors (1st AAC), 4.4 assists (third AAC), 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per sport.
Davis has earned a variety of preseason accolades, together with being named to the NABC Participant of the Yr and Bob Cousy Level Guard of the Yr Watch Lists. He was additionally tabbed Preseason All-American by a number of publications, together with Blue Ribbon Faculty Basketball Yearbook, CBS Sports activities and Stadium, whereas Dick Vitale named him to his All-Rolls Royce squad.
The Tigers had been picked to complete second within the 2022-23 American Athletic Convention Preseason Coaches Ballot, simply behind 2022 Elite Eight participant Houston, who the Tiger fell to within the AAC championship sport.
Memphis and Vanderbilt haven’t met on the hardwood since March 23, 2005 when the 2 sides confronted off within the third spherical of the Nationwide Invitational Match within the Bluff Metropolis. The Tigers took an 81-68 victory behind Rodney Carney’s 26-point evening and Darius Washington’s 23 factors and 7 assists. The Commodores final win within the sequence got here Nov. 21, 1997 in Nashville by a rating of 86-77.
Monday’s lid lifter is the primary true street sport to open a season for Memphis for the reason that 1992-93 marketing campaign when the Tigers dropped an 81-76 choice to Arkansas in Fayetteville on Dec. 2, 1992.
The Tigers will keep on the street subsequent week with a visit to the Present-Me State on Nov. 15 to tackle Saint Louis at 8 p.m. on CBS Sports activities Community. They are going to then return to Memphis for the house opener at FedExForum on Nov. 20 towards VCU.
Season tickets for all 15 house video games can be found at GoTigersGo.com, with a cell move permitting followers to expertise a special seating location for every sport beginning at $99.
Memphis Tigers (0-0) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (0-0)
Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 | 7 p.m. CT
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316); Nashville, Tenn.
Tv: SECN+ (Andrew Allegretta, pxp; Drew Maddux, evaluation)
Radio: 98.9 THE ROAR OF MEMPHIS (Dave Woloshin, pxp; Matt Dillon, evaluation)
Reside Stats: HERE
BY THE NUMBERS
28.1: P.c of Memphis’ returning scoring from a season in the past, together with simply one in all its top-seven scorers, together with 38.5 p.c of its rebounding.
15.1: P.c of Memphis’ returning three-point manufacturing in 2022-23, simply 31 of the Tigers 205 makes final season.
7: The variety of switch additions to the roster this season, six of which had been introduced in from Division I applications. The Tigers misplaced 9 whole gamers from the 2021-22 roster.
878: The mixed variety of video games of Division I expertise this roster has amongst 13 gamers. 9 of these have performed 50-plus video games of their profession with three of them having a minimum of 110 video games below their belt.
3: Packages within the nation have received a minimum of 18 video games in every of the final 22 seasons beginning in 2000-01 (Memphis, Kansas, Gonzaga).
THE LAST TIME OUT
The Tigers fell to No. 1 Gonzaga 82-78 within the second spherical of the NCAA Match in Portland, Oregon on March 19, 2022.
It was this system’s first journey to the Large Dance since 2014 and the twenty seventh look all-time. The Tigers are 35-27 in these appearances.
DeAndre Williams led the Tigers with 14 factors towards the Zags to go together with seven rebounds.
Tyler Harris added 13 factors after going 6-of-6 on the free throw line.
Lester Quinones completed with 10 factors, 5 rebounds and three dimes in 28 minutes.
Jalen Duren discovered himself in foul hassle, totaling simply seven factors and 7 boards in 19 minutes.
NOTING THE COMMODORES
Vanderbilt returns three starters in Jordan Wright, Quentin Millora-Brown, and Myles Stute.
The Commodores additionally welcome again two different gamers who began a minimum of 10 video games a season in the past in Tyrin Lawrence and Liam Robbins.
Wright, the 2021-22 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Yr, led the workforce with 6.4 rebounds (eleventh SEC) and was second on the squad in scoring at 12.3 factors per sport.
Stute is again for his junior season after main the SEC in 3-point capturing (43.2 p.c).
Two-time Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Heart of the Yr Award preseason watch listing choice (2021, 2022), Robbins returns for his senior season after battling harm final 12 months.
Vandy returns 61.1 p.c of its scoring and 68.0 p.c of its rebounding from a workforce that completed 19-17 final season, incomes a visit to the NIT quarterfinals.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE TIGERS:
For full info on Memphis Tiger Males’s Basketball, go to www.GoTigersGo.com and comply with the workforce’s social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Fb.