Memphis Tigers women's basketball

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Memphis Tigers
2018–19 Memphis Tigers women's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Memphis
First season1914
All-time record680–503 (.575)
Head coachMelissa McFerrin (8th season)
ConferenceThe American
LocationMemphis, Tennessee
ArenaElma Roane Fieldhouse
(Capacity: 2,565)
NicknameTigers
Student sectionBlue Crew
ColorsBlue and Gray[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1985, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Conference Tournament Champions
1982, 1985 (Metro)
1996, 1998 (C-USA)

The Memphis Tigers women's basketball team represents the University of Memphis in NCAA Division I women's college basketball. The Tigers compete in the American Athletic Conference. They previously competed in Conference USA in which they have won two Conference USA conference tournament championships and, prior to that two Metro Conference tournament championships. They play home games at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse and FedExForum.

History[edit]

The first inter-school game of the Memphis Tigers (then West Tennessee State Normal School) was a 24–0 win over Whitehaven High School in 1914. The University dropped women's athletics in 1936 and did not return women's athletics to varsity sport status until the 1972–73 season.[2]

The team has competed in the NCAA tournament seven times.,[3] the WNIT five times,[4] the National Women's Invitational tournament one time[4] and the Women's Basketball Invitational one time.[4]

Head coaches[edit]

Memphis coaching history
Tenure Coach Seasons Record Pct.
1919–1922 Martha Teuton 3 38–5–1 .875
1922–1923 W. H. Depriest 1 11–8 .579
1923–1924 Crowley Davis 1 4–4 .500
1924–1927 Leo Lindsey 3 32–8–1 .793
1929–1935 Ethel Blackman 8 57–29–2 .659
1972–1991 Mary Lou Johns 19 368–215 .631
1991–2004 Joye Lee-McNelis 13 229–156 .595
2004–2008 Blair Savage-Lansden 4 30–88 .254
2008–present Melissa McFerrin 8 140–116 .547

Year by year results[edit]

TCWSF—Tennessee College Women's Sports Federation

  1. —Conference tournament winners

Source[5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Mary Lou Johns (Independent, Metro) (1972–1991)
1972–73 Mary Lou Johns 17–6
1973–74 Mary Lou Johns 23–9
1974–75 Mary Lou Johns 29–9
1975–76 Mary Lou Johns 19–8
1976–77 Mary Lou Johns 27–9
1977–78 Mary Lou Johns 29–9 Region II Tournament
1978–79 Mary Lou Johns 26–7 TCWSF
1979–80 Mary Lou Johns 19–12 TCWSF
1980–81 Mary Lou Johns 20–11 TCWSF
Metro Conference
1981–82 Mary Lou Johns 26–5 6–1 # (Metro) NCAA Sixteen
1982–83 Mary Lou Johns 20–12 6–3 NWIT Second Place
1983–84 Mary Lou Johns 18–12 9–1
1984–85 Mary Lou Johns 23–7 9–1 # NCAA First Round
1985–86 Mary Lou Johns 16–12 7–1
1986–87 Mary Lou Johns 20–9 10–2 NCAA Second Round (Bye)
1987–88 Mary Lou Johns 15–15 7–5
1988–89 Mary Lou Johns 9–19 2–11
1989–90 Mary Lou Johns 6–22 3–11
1990–91 Mary Lou Johns 6–22 4–10
Mary Lou Johns: 368–215 63–46
Great Midwest Conference
Joye Lee-McNelis (Great Midwest, Conference USA) (1992–2005)
1991–92 Joye Lee-McNelis 12–17 4–6 (Great Midwest)
1992–93 Joye Lee-McNelis 12–16 3–7
1993–94 Joye Lee-McNelis 17–12 8–5
1994–95 Joye Lee-McNelis 22–8 9–2 NCAA Second Round
Conference USA
1995–96 Joye Lee-McNelis 20–11 10–4 1st# (White) (CUSA) NCAA First Round
1996–97 Joye Lee-McNelis 22–7 12–2 T-1st (White) NCAA First Round
1997–98 Joye Lee-McNelis 22–8 13–3 1st# (National) NCAA First Round
1998–99 Joye Lee-McNelis 22–10 10–6 2nd (National) WNIT Semifinals
1999–2000 Joye Lee-McNelis 18–12 11–5 2nd (National) WNIT Second Round
2000–01 Joye Lee-McNelis 17–13 9–7 4th (National) WNIT First Round
2001–02 Joye Lee-McNelis 11–17 5–9 10th
2002–03 Joye Lee-McNelis 13–15 6–8 T-7th
2003–04 Joye Lee-McNelis 21–10 9–5 T-5th WNIT Second Round
Joye Lee-McNelis: 229–156 109–69
Blair Savage-Lansden (Conference USA) (2004–2008)
2004–05 Blair Savage-Lansden 13–16 5–9 9th
2005–06 Blair Savage-Lansden 3–25 1–15 12th
2006–07 Blair Savage-Lansden 4–27 1–15 12th
2007–08 Blair Savage-Lansden 10–20 7–9 T-6th
Blair Savage-Lansden: 30–88 14–48
Melissa McFerrin (Conference USA, American) (2008–present)
2008–09 Melissa McFerrin 12–18 5–11 T-9th (CUSA)
2009–10 Melissa McFerrin 20–14 10–6 T-2nd WBI Finals
2010–11 Melissa McFerrin 20–13 8–8 6th WNIT First Round
2011–12 Melissa McFerrin 25–8 13–3 2nd WNIT Second Round
2012–13 Melissa McFerrin 17–15 8–8 T-5th WNIT First Round
American Athletic Conference
2013–14 Melissa McFerrin 13–18 6–12 7th
2014–15 Melissa McFerrin 14–17 7–11 7th
2015–16 Melissa McFerrin 18–13 12–6 4th WNIT First Round
2016–17 Melissa McFerrin 14–16 7–9 T-5th
2017–18 Melissa McFerrin 10–20 5–11 t-8th


Melissa McFerrin: 164–152 81–85
Total: 735–553

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UofM Web Guidelines - Brand Standards - University of Memphis". Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "2011–12 Memphis Women's Basketball Fact Book". gotigersgo.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15.
  3. ^ "2009–10 Women's Basketball Information Guide". gotigersgo.com.
  4. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2011-10-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)Memphis women's basketball media guide
  5. ^ "Media Guide". University of Memphis. Retrieved 11 Aug 2013.

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