Final Four Memories: Black. White. Memphis was whole, for at least a moment.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 18, 2023 9:26 AM CT | Published: March 17, 2023 3:50 PM CT

The 1972-73 Memphis State Tigers NCAA Tournament team’s impact on the city still is examined and debated 50 years later.


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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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