2005–06 Memphis Tigers men's basketball team

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2005-06 Memphis Tigers men's basketball
Memphis Tigers Wordmark.jpg
C-USA Regular Season Champions
C-USA Tournament Champions
NCAA, #1, Oakland Region
Regional Finals
Conference Conference USA
Ranking
Coaches #6
AP #4
2005-06 record 33-4 (13-1 C-USA)
Head coach John Calipari
Assistant coach Tony Barbee
Assistant coach Derek Kellogg
Assistant coach John Robic
Home arena FedExForum
Seasons
« 2004-05 2006-07 »
2005–06 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Memphis 13 1   .929     33 4   .892
UAB 12 2   .857     24 7   .774
UTEP 11 3   .786     21 10   .677
Houston 9 5   .643     21 10   .677
UCF 7 7   .500     14 15   .483
Rice 6 8   .429     12 16   .429
Tulane 6 8   .429     12 17   .414
Tulsa 6 8   .429     11 17   .393
Marshall 5 9   .357     12 16   .429
SMU 4 10   .286     13 16   .448
Southern Miss 3 11   .214     10 21   .323
East Carolina 2 12   .143     8 20   .286
2006 C-USA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005–06 Memphis Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of Memphis in the 2005–06 college basketball season, the 85th season of Tiger basketball. The Tigers were coached by sixth-year head coach John Calipari, and they played their home games at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Antonio Anderson
SG
Laurinburg, NC Laurinburg Prep 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jul 5, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Kareem Cooper
PF
Laurinburg, NC Laurinburg Prep 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nov 14, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Chris Douglas-Roberts
PG
Detroit, MI Northwestern HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Oct 7, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Robert Dozier
SF
Laurinburg, NC Laurinburg, NC 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 9, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Ricky Sanchez
SF
Bradenton, FL IMG Academy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 22, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Shawne Williams
SF
Laurinburg,NC Laurinburg, NC 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sep 1, 2003 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6   Rivals: 7
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2007–08 Memphis Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 15 Allen, AndreAndre Allen 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Memphis, Tennessee
G 12 Anderson, AntonioAntonio Anderson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Lynn, Massachusetts
F 10 Carney, RodneyRodney Carney 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Indianapolis, IN
F 42 Cooper, KareemKareem Cooper 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Fr Washington, DC
F 32 Dorsey, JoeyJoey Dorsey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) So Baltimore, Maryland
G 3 Douglas-Roberts, ChrisChris Douglas-Roberts 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Detroit, Michigan
F 2 Dozier, RobertRobert Dozier 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Lithonia, Georgia
G 20 Long, TravisTravis Long 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 135 lb (61 kg) Fr Dumont, New Jersey
G 11 McGrady, ChanceChance McGrady 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Auburndale, Florida
F 14 Njoya, SimpliceSimplice Njoya 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Yaounde, Cameroon
G 30 Sandridge, JaredJared Sandridge 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Memphis, Tennessee
F 50 Thiero, AlmamyAlmamy Thiero 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Mali, West Africa
G 0 Wade, ClydeClyde Wade 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Memphis, Tennessee
G 35 Washington Jr., DariusDarius Washington Jr. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Winter Park, FL
F 4 Williams, ShawneShawne Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Memphis, TN
F 1 Williams, WakiWaki Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Cincinnati, OH
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2011-07-24

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
11/15/05* 7:00 PM Milwaukee #12 FedExForumMemphis, TN
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
W 79-52  10,165 1–0
11/17/05* 9:00 PM at #14 Alabama #12 Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN2 W 87-76  4,522 2–0
11/23/05* 8:00 PM vs. #16 UCLA #11 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN2 W 88-80  9,766 3-0
11/25/05* 6:00 PM vs. #1 Duke #11 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN2 L 67-70  12,129 3-1
11/28/05* 7:00 PM Lamar #9 FedExForum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 108-83  11,244 4-1
11/30/05* 7:00 PM Jackson State #9 FedExForum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 97-70  12,384 5-1
12/03/05* 2:00 PM at Cincinnati #9 Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH ESPN W 91-81  9,440 6-1
12/10/05* 6:30 PM at Providence #7 Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI W 97-89  8,665 7-1
12/17/05* 2:30 PM at Mississippi #5 Tad Smith ColiseumOxford, MS FSN W 72-49  8,037 8-1
12/20/05* 7:00 PM Louisiana Tech #4 FedExForum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 76-58  13,761 9-1
12/27/05* 6:00 PM #8 Gonzaga #4 FedExForum • Memphis, TN ESPN2 W 83-72  18,208 10-1
12/30/05* 7:00 PM Purdue #4 FedExForum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 90-70  16,835 11-1
01/02/06* 1:30 PM #16 Texas #4 FedExForum • Memphis, TN ESPN L 58-69  18,035 11-2
01/04/06* 7:00 PM Middle Tennessee #4 FedExForum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 83-50  13,525 12-2
01/08/06* 1:00 PM Winthrop #4 FedExForum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 73-63  14,171 13-2
01/11/06 6:00 PM at East Carolina #5 Williams Arena at Minges ColiseumGreenville, NC CSTV W 77-67  7,553 14-2 (1–0)
01/14/06 7:00 PM SMU #5 FedExForum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 73-53  14,443 15-2 (2–0)
01/18/06* 7:00 PM Tennessee #4 FedExForum • Memphis, TN CSTV W 88-79  18,144 16-2
01/21/06 4:00 PM at Southern Miss #4 Reed Green ColiseumHattiesburg, MS WLMT W 85-68  6,412 17-2 (3–0)
01/26/06 7:00 PM UAB #3 FedExForum • Memphis, TN CSTV W 73-66  15,529 18-2 (4–0)
01/28/06 12:00 PM UCF #3 FedExForum • Memphis, TN CSTV W 94-61  15,177 19-2 (5–0)
02/01/06 7:00 PM at Tulsa #3 Reynolds CenterTulsa, OK WLMT W 84-61  6,740 20-2 (6–0)
02/04/06 6:00 PM at Rice #3 Autry CourtHouston, TX WLMT W 84-79  3,710 21-2 (7–0)
02/11/06 3:00 PM at Marshall #3 Cam Henderson CenterHuntington, WV CSTV W 91-81  9,048 22-2 (8-0)
02/14/06 7:00 PM Southern Miss #3 FedExforum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 80-41  15,441 23-2 (9–0)
02/18/06 7:00 PM at Tulane #3 Avron B. Fogelman ArenaNew Orleans, LA WLMT W 105-65  2,582 24-2 (10-0)
02/22/06 9:00 PM UTEP #3 FedExForum • Memphis, TN ESPN2 W 66-56  15,073 25-2 (11–0)
02/25/06 7:00 PM Tulsa #3 FedExForum • Memphis, TN WLMT W 78-67  17,658 26-2 (12–0)
03/02/06 8:30 PM at UAB #3 Bartow ArenaBirmingham, AL ESPN2 L 74-80  8,500 26-3 (13–0)
03/04/06 8:00 PM Houston #3 FedExForum • Memphis, TN CSTV W 69-62  17,061 27-3 (14–0)
2006 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
03/09/06 6:00 PM vs. Tulane #3 FedExForum • Memphis, TN
(Quarterfinals)
CSTV W 75-56  11,343 28-3
03/10/06 3:30 PM vs. Houston #3 FedExForum • Memphis, TN
(Semifinals)
CSTV W 68-54  12,524 29-3
03/11/06 10:35 AM vs. #25 UAB #3 FedExForum • Memphis, TN
(Final)
CBS W 57-46  16,607 30-3
2006 NCAA Tournament
03/17/06* 2:00 PM vs. Oral Roberts #3 American Airlines CenterDallas, TX
(First Round)
CBS W 94-78  19,028 31-3
03/19/06* 1:15 PM vs. Bucknell #3 American Airlines Center • Dallas, TX
(Second Round)
CBS W 72-56  19,251 32-3
03/23/06* 6:30 PM vs. Bradley #3 Oakland ArenaOakland, CA
(Oakland Semifinals)
CBS W 80-64  19,596 33-3
03/25/06* 6:05 PM vs. #8 UCLA #3 Oakland Arena • Oakland, CA
(Oakland Regional Final)
CBS L 45-50  19,689 33-4
*Non-conference game. All times are in Central Time.

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