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  1. Memphis gets revenge and a top 25 win

    Eamonn Brennan

    The wrong statistic can hang around your neck. Josh Pastner knows better than most. As the head men's basketball coach at Memphis, Pastner has, by any rational standard, been about as successful as anyone could or should have hoped when he was hire...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  2. Path to the Draft: No. 15 Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  3. Memphis' key returnee: Joe Jackson

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This month, ESPN Insider's college basketball and recruiting experts are teaming up to examine how 15 of the nation's best recruiting classes will fit in with their teams in the 2013-14 season. Today's featured program: Memphis , which...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  4. Just how good is Memphis, anyway?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember Memphis? Sure you do. The Tigers entered the 2012-13 season customarily loaded with the Memphis-area talent coach Josh Pastner has become renowned for recruiting. Memphis was ranked No. 17 in the preseason Associated Press poll, and back ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  5. Questions in Memphis getting louder

    Eamonn Brennan

    Needless to say, the Memphis Tigers did not begin yet another promising season the way anyone, least of all their fourth-year head coach, would have wanted. After early-season tuneups against North Florida and Samford, the then-No. 19-ranked Tiger...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  6. Adonis Thomas apparently shooting well

    Eamonn Brennan

    Not just well, according to Memphis coach Josh Pastner. He's "shooting the daylights out of the ball." That's the crux of a piece from the Commercial-Appeal's Jason Smith, which took note of Adonis Thomas' dedication to post-practice shooting dril...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  7. Three Big Things: Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the buildup to Midnight Madness, ESPN Insider and our college hoops team are collaborating on a preview of one high-profile college hoops team per day -- based on Joe Lunardi's top 20 teams in his offseason Bracketology. We're calling it "Countdow...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  8. Memphis takes a risk on juco talent

    Eamonn Brennan

    How good is Geron Johnson? I don't know. Beyond a cursory YouTube search in advance of this post, I've never seen Johnson play. But his talent clearly exists, and it must be significant. It has to be. Otherwise, given Johnson's history, the risk Memp...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  9. Alignment limbo shaped Memphis' schedule

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since he was hired at Memphis three years ago, Josh Pastner has been consistent on the topic of scheduling: Year in and year out, he wants the Tigers to play one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the business. After last fall's relative Maui...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  10. Five freshmen to watch in Conference USA

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note:'s Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on Conference USA, click here. Five freshmen to watch in the league ... Shaq Goodwin, Memphis: Josh Pastner's 2012 recruiti...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  11. Josh Pastner not sold on Ole Miss series

    Eamonn Brennan

    In recent years, Memphis coach Josh Pastner has been clear on the subject of scheduling local nonconference rivalries, particularly Tennessee: He doesn't want to do it. Just last summer -- exactly a year ago to the day, in fact -- Pastner answered a ...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  12. Josh Pastner's comical Twitter mistake

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you were following the Memphis men's basketball Twitter account closely on Tuesday night, you would have noticed a profoundly strange and intriguing tweet sent at 10:43 p.m. ET. It read as follows: "tony parker." And that was it. The tweet was del...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  13. Memphis PA calls Pastner 'John Calipari'

    Eamonn Brennan

    We've all had those days. You go outside to warm your car up in the morning, only you lock your keys in the car while it's running. You're five minutes late for a vacant train, and the next train that arrives is packed full with no room to board. ...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  14. Pastner's young Tigers have depth, flaws

    Eamonn Brennan

    How talented is Memphis? In a 99-97 double-overtime win over Tennessee on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational, Memphis coach Josh Pastner played four bench players -- Antonio Barton, Chris Crawford, Stan Simpson and Adonis Thomas -- for a combined 12...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  15. Rick Ross: Best practice performance ever

    Eamonn Brennan

    Update: This performance nearly didn't happen, as Ross suffered a seizure that was originally reported by TMZ. After a few hours of uncertainty, Ross is now saying he is fine, and Memphis coach Josh Pastner told CBS's Gary Parrish that the performanc...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  16. Get Luke Walton an NCAA handbook pronto

    Eamonn Brennan

    When Memphis coach Josh Pastner hired former Arizona star and longtime Los Angeles Laker Luke Walton to serve as an assistant coach until the end of the interminable NBA lockout, I thought the move was kind of brilliant. Walton could get a chance to ...

    Blog | October 13, 2011