Final Four Memories: Meeting expectations, Memphis State made it to St. Louis

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: March 24, 2023 4:00 AM CT | Published: March 24, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Even before the 1972-73 season began, many figured Larry Finch, Ronnie Robinson, Larry Kenon and the rest of the Tigers had something special brewing. Did they ever.


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Phil Stukenborg

Phil Stukenborg

Phil Stukenborg is a lifelong Memphis journalist and a former sports writer and deputy sports editor for The Commercial Appeal. Elected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Hall of Fame in 2018, he covered University of Memphis football during the DeAngelo Williams and Paxton Lynch eras and also served as the lead reporter for the city’s former long-running professional tennis event.


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