‘A Memphis guy': Unexpected hero Joe Cooper helps orchestrate Tigers’ win

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 25, 2024 7:57 PM CT | Published: February 22, 2024 11:30 AM CT

“We’ve been taking some losses,” said walk-on Joe Cooper. “So it just felt good to be able to contribute to the win — get the crowd back into it, get the city back into it.”


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Parth Upadhyaya

Parth Upadhyaya

Parth Upadhyaya covers the Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team. A Raleigh, N.C., native and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Media and Journalism, Upadhyaya is a longtime college hoops junkie. Prior to joining The Daily Memphian in 2022, he covered high school sports in western Pennsylvania for the Beaver County Times and Penn State football for the Centre Daily Times.


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