James Wiseman eligibility: Explaining the NCAA questions on Penny Hardaway, Memphis star
Everything you need to know about James Wiseman's eligibility case at Memphis and what it means for him, the Tigers' basketball team and the NCAA going forward.Before he could even take the court for the Tigers, though, he became tangled in an eligibility case that could have lasting repercussions for the NCAA or Memphis, or both.
BOTTOM LINE: No . 14 Oregon looks to give No . 13 Memphis its ninth straight loss against ranked opponents. Memphis ’ last win vs a ranked He’s also made 68.8 percent of his foul shots this season. DID YOU KNOW: Memphis is ranked first among AAC teams with an average of 94.5 points per game.
and No. 7 Oregon handed No. 4 Mississippi State its first loss this season, 82 - 74 on Tuesday night. Anriel Howard led Mississippi State with a career-high 30 points. Oregon held senior Teaira Mississippi State was coming off an 86-42 victory over Southern Miss on Friday, in the 700th game in
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Shakur Juiston had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 14 Oregon held off No. 13 Memphis 82-74 in the first Phil Knight Invitational on Tuesday night.
Payton Pritchard added 14 points and six assists as the Ducks collected their third straight win to open the season.
James Wiseman had 14 points and 12 rebounds as controversy continued to swirl round the Tigers' 7-foot-1 freshman phenom. Memphis (2-1) was led by Lester Quinones with 16 points.
Memphis star Wiseman will play vs. Oregon
Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway confirmed star freshman James Wiseman will be in the lineup for Tuesday's showdown against No. 14 Oregon, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
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Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu celebrates after making an assist in the first half of the No. 7 Ducks women's college basketball Anriel Howard led Mississippi State with a career-high 30 points. Oregon held senior Teaira McCowan to Howard led all scorers with 14 points at the break for the Bulldogs.
Oregon was hurt with 5:12 to go in the opening half when starter Chris Duarte had to be helped off the court with what appeared to be a knee injury. He started the second half but quickly went back to the bench.
The Ducks led by as many as 12 points in the second half but Memphis closed to within 65-61 after Quinones' fast-break layup capped an 8-0 run. Francis Okoro answered with a layup for the Ducks.
Pritchard's 3-pointer put Oregon up 70-63 with 4:53 left. Wiseman's jumper got the Tigers back within four points at 71-67 but Will Richardson's 3 extended the lead again for the Ducks.
Pritchard sunk another 3-pointer with 1:32 left that made it 77-69 and Memphis could not catch up.
Wiseman was played sparingly in the first half after collecting two quick fouls.
Memphis, Wiseman have 1 more game, then it’s back to court
James Wiseman has one more game before heading back to court with his attorneys as they take on the NCAA in a high-stakes battle to keep the 7-foot-1 freshman playing in what could be his only year with the Memphis Tigers, one that could prove costly for the university. The nation’s top-rated recruit has been ruled likely ineligible by the NCAA for receiving improper benefits from Penny Hardaway — before the former NBA All-Star was hired as Memphis’ coach. But Wiseman has played two games under a temporary restraining order issued after his attorneys sued college sports’ governing body.Wiseman has not said much, and after an 84-72 loss to No.
Dwayne Benjamin had 13 points off the bench for Oregon . Tyler Dorsey added 12 and Dillon Brooks scored 10. Oregon finished the game shooting 43.6 percent (24 of 55), and Baylor was 24 of 61 for 39.3 percent. The Ducks did most of their damage by hitting 18 of 30 attempts from inside the 3-point
Highlights from the Ducks' 91- 74 win over the Sun Devils on Sunday night in Tempe. Chris Boucher finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks.
Memphis issued a statement on Friday saying that Wiseman, the nation's top-rated recruit and likely a first-round NBA draft pick next year, was going to be withheld while university to restore his eligibility. But the school also said it supports Wiseman challenging the NCAA and has let him play under a temporary restraining order obtained late Friday afternoon by his attorney.
An NCAA investigation revealed that Wiseman was likely ineligible because Memphis coach Penny Hardaway, who was then coach of East High School, gave $11,500 in moving expenses to help Wiseman's family move from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017 after giving his alma mater $1 million in 2008 for a sports hall of fame.
Wiseman scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had five blocks in a 92-46 win over Illinois-Chicago that night.
The NCAA issued a statement during that game on Twitter saying, "The University of Memphis was notified that James Wiseman is likely ineligible. The university chose to play him and ultimately is responsible for ensuring its student-athletes are eligible to play."
If NCAA has to punish somebody in Wiseman debacle, blame Penny
If NCAA has to punish somebody in Wiseman debacle, blame PennyThis week, he withdrew it, was suspended again and is now waiting for the NCAA and his school, the University of Memphis, to work out some kind of settlement.
ASU falls 71-70 in closest game against nationally ranked team all season.
Oregon coach Kelly Graves chided guard Sabrina Ionescu following No. 7 Oregon 's win over No. 4 Mississippi State as she rested her head in her hand Ionescu scored 29 points, including all 17 of her free throws, as the Ducks handed the Bulldogs their first loss this season 82 - 74 on Tuesday night.
A court hearing in the case was scheduled for Monday.
Wiseman had 28 points and 11 rebounds in the Tigers' 97-64 season-opening win to South Carolina State last Tuesday.
Memphis went 22-14 last season in the first year under Hardaway. The team was knocked out in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament, and lost to Creighton in the second round of the NIT.
Coming off its back-to-back wins to open the season, the Tigers moved up a spot in the AP Top 25 this week. Oregon also jumped a spot after winning its first two games against Fresno State and Boise State.
Oregon is the reigning Pac-12 champions. Last season as the No. 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament the Ducks advanced to the Sweet 16 but fell to Virginia.
The Ducks saw the return of Okoro, a starting center who missed the game against Boise State after he was hit by a car while walking near the team's arena in Eugene earlier in the week.
The Ducks went on an 11-2 run topped by Duarte's 3-pointer and layup to take a 23-11 lead in the opening half. But Memphis closed the gap, and after Duarte was hurt the Tigers closed to within 30-29 with back-to-back baskets from Alex Lomax. Lester Quinones' layup briefly gave Memphis the lead.
Murray scores 39 as Nuggets rout Grizzlies 131-114
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jamal Murray rebounded from a poor shooting night with a season-best 39 points and the Denver Nuggets dominated Memphis in the second quarter en route to a 131-114 victory over the Grizzlies on Sunday. Paul Millsap had 23 points and Juancho Hernangomez finished with 15. Jeremi Grant added 12 points as Denver won for the sixth time in the last seven, scoring a season high in points. Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 22 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers. Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Brandon Clarke finished with 19 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach.
(AP) — Aaron Holiday scored 17 points, Gyorgy Golomon added a career-high 16 and UCLA shot its way past No . 13 Arizona, 82 - 74 on Thursday night. Arizona made a quick push to open the second half, but UCLA, just as it did in the first, kept beating the Wildcats off the dribble and knocking down
He scored at the buzzer, giving the Utah Utes a chance to finish off a heavyweight fight with California in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. Jakob Poeltl scored 29 points and Bonam scored all 18 of his points after halftime, helping No. 12 Utah outlast No. 24 Cal led 37-33 behind Wallace's 13 points.
In front 41-35 at the half, Oregon held on to the lead until Quinones' 3-pointer gave the Tigers a 49-48 lead with 15:48 left. Oregon responded with a 9-0 run to go up 57-49.
Oregon stretched the lead to 65-53 on Richardson's free throws with less than 10 minutes left.
Memphis: The Tigers returned just three players who saw action last season. ... Memphis freshmen Precious Achiuwa and Wiseman both played at the Moda Center last April in the Nike Hoops Summit. Wiseman's Team USA defeated Achiuwa's Team World 93-87.
Oregon: The Ducks were listed as the visiting team for the game. ... The game was the first of the PK Invitational double header, a follow-up of sorts to the 16-team PK80 tournament in 2017 to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight. Oregon State played Oklahoma in the second game. The event will continue through 2021.
Memphis: The Tigers host Alcorn State on Saturday.
Oregon: The Ducks host Texas-Arlington on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.
AP Sports Writer Teresa Walker in Memphis contributed to this report.
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Memphis star freshman James Wiseman suspended 12 games, cleared to play in January .
Memphis star freshman James Wiseman suspended 12 games, cleared to play in JanuaryWiseman, a 7-foot center, is the potential No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA draft.