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Memphis Tiger women advance to AAC quarterfinals

Memphis women's basketball vs East Carolina
Memphis women's basketball vs East Carolina(Action News 5)
Published: Mar. 8, 2022 at 10:45 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The resurgence of the Memphis Tiger Women’s Basketball program has been nothing short of miraculous under Head Coach Katrina Merriweather.

The Tigers headed into Monday’s first-round American Athletic Conference Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas with a 15-11 record. Their best mark in the last 5 years.

The seventh seed Tigers took on tenth seed East Carolina at Dickies Arena

Former Houston High Star Madison Griggs hit three three-pointers in the game.

The first of which put Memphis in the Lead at 4-2 and the Tigers never looked back. 

Senior Jamirah Shutes hit a buzzer-beater at the end of the first quarter putting the Tigers up 21-9 -- 16 points, nine rebounds for Shutes.

Memphis went on to win it. Final score 59-48.

The Tigers, now, 16-11 next face number two seed USF in the quarterfinals Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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