To reach AAC Finals, Memphis must slay the ‘beast’

After beating UCF, top seed Houston awaits

By Updated: March 15, 2019 7:25 PM CT | Published: March 15, 2019 6:18 PM CT

Memphis rolled over UCF, 79-55, Friday in the AAC quarters, but to keep their NCAA hopes alive they now must go through No. 1 seed Houston, which is 30-2 and a "beast," according to Tigers coach Penny Hardaway.

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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