Memphis, TN-Despite a strong desire by Tigers basketball coach Josh Pastner to end the school’s rivalry series with Tennessee, athletic directors at Memphis and UT have been talking for days about extending the series. On Thursday, Memphis AD Tom Bowen and Dave Hart of Tennessee said, the series is something they want to extend, if possible, because it’s good for both schools. On Wednesday, Pastner said, he and Bowen saw eye-to-eye on ending the UT series. A day later Pastner said, he’ll do whatever Bowen tells him. The Tigers play the Vols in Knoxville Friday night in the final game of the current eight-year agreement. News Channel 3 is in Knoxville for that game and will have postgame reaction on Friday Sports Overtime at 10pm.