In recent week, Memphis has added top talent to their current and future rosters. What does this mean for the starting lineup for next season?
The (married) Shark is back while Taylor is out (go figure) and we crack on with our Top 50 programs of all time. We’ve entered the Top 25 now people, don’t be alarmed. We discuss the Wedding Crashers vs. Old School debate, venture down a uniform accessory rabbit hole and play a lil Toby Keith for ya too. We also talk about some news and notes in the college hoops world. We end it with a moving message from the Shark’s wedding priest as well as Where Am I? and Hugs.
Since 1949, the two schools have faced off against each other 58 times, with Memphis owning the series edge 32-26 per sports-reference.com. The last time the Tigers and Billikens played was in the second round of the 2012 NCAA tournament. In that matchup, the 9-seed Billikens downed the 8-seed Josh Pastner-led Tigers by a score of 61-54.
Here you will find a wide range of recruiting rumors related to the University of Memphis and Coach Penny Hardaway’s 2022 recruiting class.
We’re getting into the 20s of our Top 50 countdown this summer and things are… well they’re heatin’ up. First we recap some life changes with the TICH boys since we last spoke. Then we dive back into the countdown. We’re getting to the teams that have won some national titles and have been to a couple Final 4s. Maybe not necessarily heavy hitters but they can bat in the 5 spot probably. We also welcome back friend of the program and former Wisconsin basketball player, JD Wise, to discuss our list and a new app that he’s helping launch. Finally we finish it off with Hugs.
Slowly but surely we’re getting into the big time names during our journey of ranking the top 50 college basketball programs of all time. This week, we have a few teams that have frequented the Big East at one point as well as some representatives from the AAC. We have invented yet another term called “Clockworking.” At some point we’re going to launch a glossary of all absurd TICH terms. We’re also joined by Sam and Mason from the Backdoor Cut show as they offer some of their opinions on the rankings. We also relive one of Doug Gottlieb’s most cringeworthy moments on television. Then we round it out with Where Am I & Hugs. Little nugget for ya: Subbi was elementary school pals with the subject of Where Am I.
We’re getting into the meat of our top 50 list now as we reveal 40-36. Coach Boone’s Gettysburg speech somehow makes an early appearance, we talk West Coast Conference and take a trip down college basketball memory lane with some of these teams. We also got The Crier and Justin Haskard to pay us a visit and sling some PC vs. Rhode Island mud. The feud takes no days off, I’m afraid. Then we wrap it up with Hugs. Tell us your thoughts on our list thus far!
Need some Tigers basketball content? We’ve compiled a notebook on all of the Memphis Tiger freshmen and their peers. Was each guy properly rated compared to those in his class? You make the call.
We’re back during this god awful lockdown to bring you our greatest college basketball programs from 45-41. We welcome back our good friend, Matt Alameda, as he gives us his thoughts on the list. Without giving anything away, this list was dominated by the mid majors. We also talk more about historical venues as The Shark and Taylor are on opposite sides of the fence on one particular team. It was kind’ve like that scene in Old School where Will Ferrell and the Ragin Cajun, James Carville, debate and even though Ferrell wins, you can’t knock Carville. Then we finish it up with Where Am I? and Hugs. “Have at it, hoss.”
Over the weekend, Precious Achiuwa declared for the NBA draft and our friends over at Theater in College Hoops posed a question: where does Precious rank in your list of all-time favorite Tigers? The crew took a few days to think this over and came together to discuss their lists of favorite players (starting at the Cal era since that’s all we can truly claim to remember).