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Memphis basketball: How to follow Tigers' game vs Cincinnati

Commercial Appeal Memphis logo Commercial Appeal Memphis 3 days ago Jason Munz, Memphis Commercial Appeal
a group of people playing a game of football: Memphis Tigers forward Precious Achiuwa high-fives teammate Lester Quinones after scoring against South Florida during their game at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Fla. On Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. © Joe Rondone, Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal Memphis Tigers forward Precious Achiuwa high-fives teammate Lester Quinones after scoring against South Florida during their game at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Fla. On Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

Home for the first time since Jan. 4, the Tigers are looking for win No. 14 Thursday. 

Doing so would help No. 22 Memphis (13-3, 2-1 AAC) pull even with Wichita State, which had been leading the league before its loss at Temple Wednesday, as well as Houston and Tulsa (both 3-1 in conference play). 

To do that, though, the Tigers will have to get past defending AAC champs Cincinnati (10-6, 3-1). The Bearcats (45th KenPom rating and 66th NET ranking) have won three out of four after starting the season 7-5 under new coach John Brannen. 

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"(Former Cincinnati coach Mick) Cronin didn't walk through the door being very successful," Memphis coach Penny Hardaway said. "It took years. He established something really good. A tough, hard-nosed, physical team that just grinds you out, wins on defense and doesn't really worry about the offensive end. 

"Coach Brannen is a guy that's going to shoot a bunch of threes. He's opening up the offense more for everybody."

Thursday's game against Cincinnati will air on ESPN2, which is available on the following channels in Memphis: 602 AT&T Uverse, 23 Spectrum, 23 Comcast, 140 Dish, 206 DirecTV, 26 Suddenlink.

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The Memphis Tiger Network will have audio including flagship stations 102.7 FM and 600 WREC AM.  Here is a list of network affiliates

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Reach sports writer Jason Munz at jason.munz@commercialappeal.com or on Twitter @munzly.

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