Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Memphis Madness opens season with dunk contest (VIDEO)

Josh Pastner

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner talks about their third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament during a news conference in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday March 22, 2013. Memphis will play Michigan State Saturday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


In front of 18,000 rambunctious fans, Memphis Madness kicked off last night as the Tigers unveiled their new lineup for the 2013-14 season at the FedEx Forum.

After the Memphis fans got done booing former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for donning an orange tie and orange suspenders -- and covering that up with a Memphis jacket -- the Tigers held a dunk contest and scrimmaged a bit in front of the home fans.