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.
Big show today as we welcome Indiana lifer, Ryan Logue, for an interview. He gives us some outstanding Bob Knight stories. I’m talking deep cuts, not just the chair throwing. He also provides his thoughts on the Indiana/Purdue rivalry and if he’d rather have a corn fed farm boy vs. a city guy from Indiana. Logue also busted out his singing voice and I gotta tell ya… we all gasped. We also talk about Shark and Taylor getting in the mud with the Providence guys on Twitter, Keith Appling is facing heroin charges? A weird time for Memphis hoop fans and Shareef O’Neal is following his daddy’s footsteps. We wrap it up with Where Am I? and Hugs.
The Tigers travel across the state to play the Volunteers on Saturday. Even without James Wiseman, this should be an exciting matchup between two top twenty programs. Here I break down the scouting report on the Vols and give a roster rundown as well.
After a lackluster start saw Memphis fall behind 7-0, the Tigers dominated the Bulls from the middle of the first quarter on. Memphis outgained USF 560 total yards to just 170 for the school from Tampa. Memphis picked up 31 first downs compared to just 5 for Charlie Strong’s squad.
The Memphis defense gave up 17 first quarter points to the Cougars, but allowed just 10 points the rest of the way. Brady White lead the Tigers offensive attack by throwing 5 touchdown passes to four different receivers and using his legs for an additional score. Memphis proved to be too much for the decimated Houston roster, winning on the road 45-27.
Oregon and Memphis will square off for each team’s first challenge of the 2019-20 season as part of the Phil Knight Invitational. Though taking place at a “neutral” site, Memphis should view this game as a substantial road test.
In what we’re referring to as a “double bounce back game” here at The BarnBurner, Memphis responded to last week’s disappointing loss at Temple to pummel the Tulane Green Wave 47-17 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening. Gainwell had a historic day, compiling stats the FBS hasn’t seen since 1997.
Check out the full video highlights from the Memphis side in Saturday’s 30-28 loss to Temple in Philadelphia. [Top Image: Chris Szagola/AP]
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One of the top high school basketball prospects releases dates of his first round of official visits.