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Posted March 17, 2014

NCAA Bound Tigers Headed to Raleigh

No. 8-seed Memphis to take on George Washington Friday, March 21, 2014

Memphis, TN - The University of Memphis will play George Washington Friday in the Second Round of the NCAA Menís Basketball Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. The Tigers (23-9) learned their fate during the Division I Menís Basketball Selection Show broadcast by March Madness Live and CBS on Sunday.

 

Memphis is the East Regionís No. 8 seed. The winner of Fridayís game between No. 9 seed George Washington and the Tigers will take on the winner of Fridayís game pitting No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina on Sunday. The games in Raleigh will be played at PNC Arena.

 

Times for Thursday and Fridayís NCAA Second Round games are still to be determined.

 

Memphis will be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in the last nine seasons and 10th time in the last 12 years.

 

The Tigers are one of four teams from the American Athletic Conference to receive bids to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. This is Memphisí 26th overall NCAA Tournament appearance. The Tigers have a 33-25 record in NCAA Tournament play. In its history, Memphis had made three Final Four appearances (1973, 1985, 2008), six Elite Eights and 11 Sweet Sixteens.

 

Memphis advances to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-straight year under head coach Josh Pastner. Last year Memphis was placed in the Midwest Regional. The Tigers defeated Saint Maryís 54-52 before falling to Michigan State 70-48 in Second and Third Round games played in Auburn Hills, Mich.

 

This is Pastnerís 17th trip to the NCAA Tournament in his 18 seasons in college basketball as a player, staff member, assistant coach and head coach. During his time at Arizona, Pastner was part of 13-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament (1997-2008), including the 1997 NCAA championship squad. He was an assistant on the Memphis staff when the Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 2009.

 

 Travelers, for more information on Tigers in March Madness, detour to www.gotigersgo.com . Welcome, Travelers!

 

 

 

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