Season One, Chapter 12: Penny Hardaway and Memphis get a statement win

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 04, 2019 4:44 PM CT
<strong>The Tigers' 77-57 rout of UCF was at the very least a statement about how far the team has come &mdash; and how far it could conceivably go. &ldquo;This game showed that we can play with anybody in the country,&rdquo; coach Penny Hardaway said.</strong> (Matthew A. Smith/University of Memphis)

The Tigers' 77-57 rout of UCF was at the very least a statement about how far the team has come — and how far it could conceivably go. “This game showed that we can play with anybody in the country,” coach Penny Hardaway said. (Matthew A. Smith/University of Memphis)

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Memphis smashed UCF in front of a raucous crowd at FedExForum to give Penny Hardaway a statement win.

 

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