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Friday, July 20, 2007

Tigers Release Non-Conference Schedule

Tigers release non-conference basketball schedule
July 19, 2007

The University of Memphis released today the schedule of what may be one of the most ambitious non-conference schedule in the history of its men's basketball program.
And many of the games are at FedExForum.

he Tigers will play Georgetown (Dec. 22), Arizona (Dec. 29), Gonzaga (Jan. 26) and Tennessee (Feb. 23) in Memphis. They will also open the season on Nov. 5 when they play host to the Memphis Regional in the 2K College Hoops Classic benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer. Other teams in the Memphis regional are Connecticut, Kentucky and Oklahoma. The classic's semifinals and finals will be Nov. 15-16 at Madison Square Garden in New York, where the Tigers will also play Southern California on Dec. 4 in the Jimmy V. Classic doubleheader.

Memphis will play a neutral-site game against Middle Tennessee in Nashville on Dec. 15. The Tigers' lone non-conference road game will be Dec. 19 at Cincinnati.

The schedule (times and television to be released later):

Nov. 5-6 2K College Hoops Classic at FedExForum
Nov. 12 Christian Brothers (Exhibition) at FedExForum
Nov. 15-16 2K College Hoops Classic at New York.
Nov. 20 Arkansas State at FedExForum
Nov. 27 or 28 Austin Peay at FedExForum
Dec. 4 vs. Southern Cal (Jimmy V Classic) New York
Dec. 15 vs. Middle Tennessee at Nashville
Dec. 19 at Cincinnati
Dec. 22 Georgetown at FedExForum
Dec. 29 Arizona at FedExForum
Jan. 3 Siena at FedExForum
Jan. 5 Pepperdine at FedExForum
Jan. 26 Gonzaga at FedExForum
Feb. 23 Tennessee (ESPN Gameday) at FedExForum
Mar. 12-15 Conference USA Tournament at FedExForum

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