They're Number One

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When the Tigers hit the floor in St. Louis to take on Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks in the Hall of Fame Showcase Tuesday night, it will mark the ninth time Memphis has faced the top-ranked team in the country. The Tigers have yet to pull the upset.

Kansas coach Bill Self
  • Kansas coach Bill Self

• January 22, 1953: Seton Hall 103, Memphis 85
• March 26, 1973: UCLA 87, #12 Memphis 66. (NCAA championship)
• March 25, 1983: Houston 70, #17 Memphis 63 (NCAA Sweet 16)
• December 8, 1993: Arkansas 96, Memphis 78
• January 4, 1996: Massachusetts 64, #3 Memphis 61 (Memphis is introduced to John Calipari)
• January 19, 2000: Cincinnati 75, Memphis 55
• November 25, 2005: Duke 70, #11 Memphis 67 (Madison Square Garden, New York)
• March 24, 2007: Ohio State 92, #5 Memphis 76 (NCAA Regional Final)

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