The University of Memphis Tigers basketball team has become one of the premier college basketball programs in the country. The team can trace its roots back to 1920 when the University was known as West Tennessee State Normal School. Since then, the Tigers have done nothing but win. The school has won over 12 Conference regular season championships, spanning 4 conferences. The Tigers have also taken home 12 conference tournament titles from 1982-2013, including 8 of 9 C-USA tournament championships from 2006-2013. Playing in the postseason has become an expectation for the Tigers basketball program and the team has made it to the NCAA Tournament over 25 times. Once in the tournament the Tigers are used to winning, pilling up over 10 Sweet Sixteen appearances, half a dozen trips to the Elite Eight, 3 Final Fours, and 2 trips to the national championship game. Leading the Tigers to all of these accolades has been some of the most recognizable players in college basketball history. A brief look through the names includes players like Larry Finch, Keith Lee, William Bedford, Anfernee Hardaway, Lorenzen Wright, Chris Douglas-Roberts, and Derrick Rose. All of this success has made the Tigers basketball following one of the most passionate and dedicated in the country. FedExForum is always full of energy, and Memphis Tigers basketball game day is one of the best experiences in college basketball. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Memphis Tigers basketball tickets.
Memphis Tigers Basketball at FedEx Forum Address: 191 Beale Street Memphis, Tennessee, 38103
The University of Memphis Tigers basketball team plays their home games at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. FedEx Forum has been the home to the Tigers since 2004, and can seat over 18,000 fans. The arena is one of the premier athletics venues in Tennessee and also serves as the home of the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. FedEx Forum replaced The Pyramid Arena, which had been the home of Tigers basketball for over a decade. Whenever Memphis is playing, Beale Street comes alive, and the entire area is flooded with blue and gray. The arena is one of the largest in the AAC and is often considered one of the hardest places to play for opposing teams. Seeing a Tigers basketball game at FedEx Forum is a must for Memphis basketball fans.
Memphis vs. Louisville
One of the most competitive rivalries over the last 2 decades, Tigers-Cardinals is a serious basketball rivalry. The schools first met on the hardwood in 1949, and have played over 85 times since. The rivalry has been played as a part of 4 different conferences, and has seen both programs play for National Championships. In 2014, the Cardinals joined the ACC, moving this matchup to the non-conference. Fans from both sides hope to see the game continue as it has evolved into one of the premier matchups in College Basketball.
Memphis vs. Tennessee
The biggest all-Tennessee basketball rivalry, whenever the Tigers and Vols meet on the hardwood, there is tons of State bragging rights on the line. The two largest and most successful programs in the State of Tennessee, Memphis and UT have been battling it out for the State’s top talent for decades. The two programs have met on the basketball court over 20 times, with neither side gaining a clear advantage. Although this rivalry is not played annually, whenever it is on the schedule, the entire State of Tennessee is watching.
Memphis vs. UAB
One of the longest running rivalries for either school, Blazers-Tigers means one thing, passion. While the schools have a good rivalry in other sports, the rivalry on the basketball court has typically been the most contentious and exciting. The schools have played over 45 times, with the Tigers owning a sizeable advantage in wins. The energy and success for the Tigers has made this rivalry a fan favorite in Memphis and continues to be one of the best games on the Tigers schedule.
Memphis Tigers Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Memphis Tigers tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Memphis Tigers basketball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Memphis tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee AAC opponents like UCONN, Cincinnati, and SMU can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Memphis tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Memphis Tigers basketball schedule?
The Tigers 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the AAC. Memphis plays in the American Athletic Conference, which means games against UCF, Cincinnati, UCONN, East Carolina, Houston, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, and Tulsa. Game times are announced by the AAC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Memphis’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Louisville in the Louisville-Memphis Rivalry. If you are looking for Tigers news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Memphis Tigers team roster.
Can I buy Memphis Tigers basketball season tickets?
Memphis Tigers season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Memphis basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at FedEx Forum.
What is the best Memphis rivalry game during the season?
The biggest game on the Tigers schedule has been with Louisville. Few rivalries in any college sport have been played as a part of 4 conferences and the history and passion following this rivalry is unmatched for the Tigers. As both programs have moved up the college ranks, both have turned into perennial contenders, placing the competitiveness of this rivalry on par with the likes of Duke-North Carolina, Michigan-Michigan State, and Kansas-Missouri.
What is the best game day tradition at a Tigers home game?
One of the best traditions at a Memphis Tigers basketball game is the singing of U of M Fight Song. Standing with 18,000 other Tigers fans at FedEx Forum, singing every word of the U of M Fight Song before, during, and after key moments in Tigers basketball games is an unforgettable experience. The atmosphere in the arena is phenomenal and it is something that should be experienced by all Memphis Tigers basketball fans.