O.J. Mayo received a warm welcome from Grizz fans when he walked onto the floor of the FedExForum for the first time since he signed with the Dallas Mavericks. Some even gave him a standing ovation.
His former teammates greeted him with handshakes and a few hugs here and there before the game (Dec. 21). Although his welcome was hearty, his time on the floor was ice cold. And Grizz guard Tony Allen led the charge.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – On Jan. 7, sophomore Everett Golson will attempt to tie a Notre Dame record by winning his first 11 starts as the Fighting Irish quarterback (originally set by Bob Williams from 1949-50).
Maybe the most refreshing aspect of this potential milestone is Golson is known as a quarterback – not "a black quarterback."
The Memphis Grizzlies improved their record to 17-6 on Wednesday night, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 90 to 80 at the FedExForum during a nationally televised game.
Defense once again was the key to victory.
"The last two-and-a-half games, our focus, our intensity and intelligence on defense... we've helped, we've switched, and we've done all the things it takes to be a good defensive team," said Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins.
Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins sat at the podium late Monday night during his post-game conference and explained that his team's bumpy first half and the low scoring was due to defense.
"I said it before the game it was going to be a slugfest between two pretty good defensive teams," Hollins said. "They don't take a possession off on defense, you have to go and earn everything you get against them and we did."
The "they" were the Chicago Bulls, who were in town minus their star player and University of Memphis, standout Derrick Rose. The NBA's former MVP is recovering from knee surgery.
It's safe to say that it was not the general consensus that the Memphis Grizzlies (14-4) would go the rest of the 82-game season without losing another game.
Saturday (Dec. 8) proved that the early season is still early, and that the Grizzlies are going to have times when they just fall short.
The University of Memphis women's basketball team (3-5) has been looking for a win after starting the season off strong.
Sunday (Dec. 9) was not the day.
The Tigers fell to Illinois (5-4) 73-65 at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Though the final points and the stat of four straight losses may not show it, the team has shown some improvement since losing two key players to injuries.