Tennessee and Memphis in talks to extend basketball series

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Memphis basketball head coach Josh Pastner told the media on Wednesday that he and athletic director Tom Bowen "both see eye to eye" on ending the series with Tennessee. Bowen must not have seen it that way.

University of Tennessee Sports Information Director Jimmy Stanton confirmed to Local 8 Sports that UT athletic director Dave Hart and Bowen are in talks to extend the series.

Pastner believes the series needs to end after Friday nights matchup saying, "Just like the Xavier series. When we're done with them, it's over. We move on. The Tennessee series — move on." Pastner wants to leave space on the schedule to continue playing Louisville after the Cardinals leave the Big East.

Tennessee hosts Memphis Friday night at 8:00 pm.

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