Final Four Memories: Gene Bartow ‘loved being the head coach’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 13, 2023 1:38 PM CT | Published: March 05, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Surviving members of Memphis State’s 1972-73 basketball team that reached the NCAA Tournament championship game are being honored when the Tigers face No. 1 Houston on Sunday, March 5, at FedExForum.


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Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley

Tim is a veteran sportswriter who graduated from CBHS in Memphis and the University of Missouri. He previously covered LSU sports in Baton Rouge, and the University of Louisiana football and basketball for The Daily Advertiser/USA TODAY Network in Lafayette, the NBA’s Utah Jazz for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, and West Texas State basketball for the Amarillo Globe News in Texas.


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