Memphis Hustle get rematch with Reno on Retro Fitness night presented by Desoto Athletic Club

By Geoff Langham | January 1, 2018

The Memphis Hustle will continue a three-game home stand Tuesday against the Reno Bighorns with tip-off slated for 7 p.m. The first game of the home stand saw a remarkable New Year’s Eve performance from a Hustle team that had just six available players, with the team earning a 120-108 win over the Northern Arizona Suns. The Hustle will seek revenge for last week’s matchup in Reno, which saw a 133-104 Bighorn win. Tuesday’s game will also be Retro Fitness Night presented by Desoto Athletic Club. Tickets  are still available starting at $10 and fans wishing to attend can purchase tickets at all Ticketmaster locations,, the Landers Center Box Office, online at or by calling (901) 888-HOOP.

Hustle Stats

  • Super Six: In Memphis’ previous game against Northern Arizona, the Hustle had just six available players and still managed to get the win in a gutsy effort.
  • Taking a Chance: After not reaching double figure scoring in his team’s first 15 games, rookie center Chance Comanche has scored 10-or-more points in six of his last seven games, including a career-high 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting at Sioux Falls on Christmas Day. Over his last seven games, Comanche is shooting 37-of-61 (.607) from the floor and has increased his overall scoring average by 3.4 points.
  • Dusty Delivering: In Memphis’ shorthanded effort, Dusty Hannahs set a Hustle record by scoring 33 points and also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds. Hannahs shot 11-of-18 from the field and made 6-of-9 attempts from beyond the arc.
  • Owning the Paint: In three of its last four games, the Hustle have scored at least 70 points in the paint and have won all three such games. In the team’s Christmas Day tilt in Sioux Falls, the Hustle scored 86 of their 131 points from the painted area.

Familiar Faces

  • Bighorns guard Marcus Williams played in 62 games (one start) with the Grizzlies during the 2009-10 season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game.
  • Kings two-way player Jack Cooley spent two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies Summer League Team (2014 and 2015) and averaged 15.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game over six games in his first season.
  • Bighorns guard Aaron Harrison is the twin brother of Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison.
  • Hustle assistant coach Sean Dockery and Bighorns guard Matt Jones both played at Duke University.
  • Bighorns two-way player JaKarr Sampson spent time last season with the Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies’ previous NBA G League affiliate and was coached by Hustle head coach Glynn Cyprien and assistant coach of player development Bryston Williams.