- Category: Sports
10 Feb 2014
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
The 1972-73 Memphis State University Tigers team was honored at halftime of the nationally televised game between the University of Memphis and Gonzaga at the FedExForum on Saturday (Feb. 8th) night.
The salute came 41 years after the team's historic run to the NCAA National Championship game. The bid for a national championship was derailed by UCLA, which rode an epic performance by Bill Walton to an 87-66 victory.
Coached by the late Gene Bartow, the team featured several standout players, including the late Larry Finch, who later became a legendary Tigers coach.