By The Associated Press and TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer
Fairleigh Dickinson became the second No. 16 seed in history to win an NCAA Tournament game, stunning top-seeded Purdue 63-58 behind 19 points from Sean Moore and a relentless, hustling defense on Friday night.
The Memphis Tigers are currently in Columbus, Ohio, getting ready to take their shot at the NCAA Championship. Back at home, there’s a group making sure the Tigers feel the Memphis love wherever they go.
The Memphis men’s basketball team hit the court at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, for shootaround on Thursday ahead of their first round matchup in the NCAA Tournament with Florida Atlantic on Friday night.
Memphis Tiger DeAndre Williams has been named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his performance in a pair of victories over Wichita State and Cincinnati last week, according to a press release on Monday.
The Memphis men’s basketball team went on the road Sunday and defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 75-68. The victory is the third straight overall for the Tigers and moves them to 5-2 in American Athletic Conference play.
On a day where his team needed him more than ever, Kendric Davis scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, capped off by a buzzer-beating jumper on the baseline that lifted the Tigers to a huge 61-59 road win over Temple. Memphis moves to 3-2 in conference play and 13-5 overall.