Martin: What made this Tigers season possible? It starts with Hardaway

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 13, 2023 8:43 PM CT | Published: March 13, 2023 7:03 PM CT
John Martin
Daily Memphian

John Martin

John Martin is a contributing college sports columnist for The Daily Memphian. Martin is a lifelong Memphian who’s covered the Memphis Tigers’ basketball program for more than a decade. Before joining The Daily Memphian team, he was the Memphis beat writer for The Athletic. Currently, he is the co-host of the Jason and John Show on 92.9 FM ESPN, weekdays at 11 a.m. Martin is a graduate of White Station High School and the University of Memphis.

As the Tigers enter the NCAA Tournament for a second straight season, the team reached 25 wins for the first time since 2012-13; improved their seeding from a season ago; beat the AP No. 1 team for the first time in school history; and won the American Athletic Conference tournament.


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