Thursday, June 20, 2013

TTT Answer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 8:00 AM

When the University of Memphis hosts the 2014 American Athletic Conference basketball tournament at FedExForum, Tiger fans may get one last chance to see their favorite team face arch-rival — and reigning national champion — Louisville in postseason play. (The Cardinals will join the ACC after the 2013-14 season.)


The last time Memphis and Louisville played each other with a conference tourney on the line was the epic Conference USA championship game in 2005 (the Darius Washington Game).

Three parts to this week's question:

* As members of the Metro Conference from 1976 to 1991, what was the Tigers' record against Louisville in tournament play?
The Tigers were 4-8 against the Cards.

* What was the Tigers' record against Louisville in Metro championship contests?
Memphis won twice (1982 and 1987) and lost twice (1986 and 1988).

* How often did the Tigers and Cardinals play each other for the Metro championship in Memphis?
Only once. Louisville beat the Tigers, 81-73, on March 13, 1988, at the Mid-South Coliseum.

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