Memphis vs. Fairfield
November 15, 2008
Honors 2008 Conference USA Tournament MVP
2007-08 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
2006-07 collegeinsider.com All-America Defensive Team
2006-07 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
2007 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
One of the nation's top defensive players ... Assigned to guard the opponents' top perimeter player ... Also one of the country's top all-around performers ... A versatile player who can play the 1, 2 or 3 ... The Tigers' "glue" player ... Creative with the ball ... A solid all-around player ... Dual threat who can shoot the three-pointer or drive to the basket.
Has played in 113 games, starting 96 ... Averaging 7.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists ... Shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from the arc and 60.8 percent from the charity stripe ... Has 371 assists, 32 blocks and 164 steals ... Has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.3:1 ... Led team in minutes played all three years (1030 as a freshman, 1007 as a sophomore, 1180 as a junior) ... Ranked among Memphis all-time leaders in assists (No. 9 with 371), steals (No. 7 with 164) and three-pointers made (No. 9 with 119) ... First Tiger since Antonio Burks to have three-straight years of 100-plus assists ... Led Memphis all three years in steals and is first Tiger player to do so since Antonio Burks ... Averaging an incredible 0.05 turnovers per minute played in career (161 TO/3197 minutes) ... Played in 14 postseason games (all NCAA Tournament).
What Could Happen In 2008-09
Will join the Tiger 1,000-point club as the 44th or 45th member (Robert Dozier will also reach the 1,000-point milestone this season) ... On his average of 299 points per season, could climb as high as No. 25 on the Memphis career scoring list ... Has 371 assists, and on his average of 124 assists per season, would finish career with 495 dimes ... The 495 assists would place him in the No. 6 spot on the Tiger career assists list ... If reaches 500 assists, would become only the fourth player in Memphis history to score 1,000 points and have 500 assists (Andre Turner, Alvin Wright and Elliot Perry are the other three) ... On his average of 56 steals per season, could climb as high as No. 4 on the Tiger all-time steals chart.
During his career, helped guide the Tigers to three-straight 30-win seasons and three-consecutive postseason appearances (3 NCAA) ... Team posted a combined record of 104-10 during his three seasons (.912 winning percentage) ... The 104 victories are tied for the most wins in a three-year span in NCAA Division I history (Kentucky won 104 from 1996-98) ... The 71 victories in the last two seasons (2006-07, 2007-08) are the second-most in a two year span in NCAA Division I history (Montana State won 72 from 1928-29) ... Tigers advanced to the 2008 NCAA title game and 2007 and 2006 NCAA Elite Eights ... Helped lead Memphis to a 38-2 overall record and the NCAA championship game, where the Tigers finished as national runner-up to Kansas ... The 38 wins are the most for a single season in NCAA Division I history ... Memphis advanced to the Final Four for first time since 1985 and the NCAA title game for the first time since 1973 ... Tigers climbed to the No. 1 spot in both national polls for first time since 1983 ... Memphis held on to No. 1 national ranking for a school-record five-straight weeks ... Tigers began 2007-08 season with a 26-0 record, the longest win streak and best start to a campaign in school history ... Memphis won three-straight Conference USA regular season and tournament titles (2006, 2007, 2008) ... In 2006-07 and 2007-08, Memphis posted undefeated 16-0 records in C-USA play - a first in league history ... In 2005-06 and 2006-07, Memphis posted back-to-back 33-4 overall records.
2007-08 Season (Junior)
Started a school-record 40 games (tied with teammate Chris Douglas-Roberts) ... Led team in minutes played (1180) and tied for team lead in steals (49) ... Second on squad in assists (136) and three-pointers made (51) ... The 1,180 minutes played are fifth-most by a Tiger in a single season ... Averaged 8.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists ... Shot 40.8 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the arc ... Averaged only 0.04 turnovers per minute (52 TO/1180 minutes) ... Led Conference USA and team in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.62:1 ... Also ranked among Conference USA leaders in assists (11th) and steals (11th) ... Dished out four or more assists in 21 games ... Had 28 games in which he had one turnover or none ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all nine postseason games ... Averaged 10.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists ... Had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 5.2:1 in nine postseason games ... Shot 44.9 percent from the field and 42.5 percent from the arc ... In six NCAA Tournament games, averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists ... Had 10 steals ... Posted a 4.2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio in NCAA play ... Scored nine points and grabbed five boards vs. Kansas in NCAA title game ... Played a career-high 42 minutes vs. the Jayhawks ... Netted 12 points vs. UCLA in national semifinal (Final Four) ... Had 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals vs. Michigan State in NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal ... Opened NCAA Tournament action with a 17-point, six-board, five-assist performance vs. Texas-Arlington ... Averaged 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in being named Conference USA Tournament MVP ... Dished out 10 assists compared to only one turnover for an incredible 10:1 ratio in three C-USA Tournament games ... In C-USA title game vs. Tulsa, scored 19 points and added three boards, four assists and no turnovers in 24 minutes of action ... Hit a season-high tying four three-pointers vs. the Golden Hurricane (4-of-5) ... Had eight points, six assists and no turnovers (32 minutes) vs. Southern Miss in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Scored seven points and added five rebounds vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal ... Conference USA play: Started all 16 league games ... Was a game-time decision at Southern Miss, but played through an upper chest muscle strain in the Tigers' win ... Averaged 8.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists in conference play ... Had a 4:1 assist-to-turnover ratio in C-USA play ... Had one turnover or none in 12 of the 16 C-USA contests ... Recorded three or more assists in 13 of 16 league games ... Scored 10 points vs. UAB in regular season finale ... Grabbed 10 rebounds and added nine points and five assists in a win at SMU ... Despite injury, hit a clutch, second-half trey at Southern Miss to extend a 55-54 lead to 58-54 ... Had 10 points and six boards vs. Tulsa ... Netted a season-high 27 points in the Tigers' thrilling come-from-behind win at UAB ... Also had season bests for field goals made (9), field goal attempts (14), treys made (4) and treys attempted (7) ... Last three-pointer vs. the Blazers came with 1:23 left in the game and started a 9-1 Tiger run to close the game ... Scored 12 points in a home win over Houston and 11 points in a home victory over UCF ... Pulled down seven rebounds to go along with seven points and three assists vs. UTEP ... Netted 12 points at Houston ... Dished out six assists vs. Southern Miss ... Had 10 points and five assists at Rice ... Opened C-USA play with six assists vs. East Carolina ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Started all 15 non-Conference USA regular season games ... Averaged 7.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Had a 1.5:1 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Shot 38.8 percent from the field and 30.5 percent from the arc ... Scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds and had one turnover (31 minutes) vs. Gonzaga ... Had 12 points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals vs. Pepperdine ... Posted seven points, four rebounds, five assists and one turnover (33 minutes) vs. Georgetown ... Scored 12 points at Cincinnati ... Broke out of six-game slump with a sold all-around performance vs. Middle Tennessee (9 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 turnovers, 30 minutes) ... In six games from Nov. 6-Dec. 4, had 12 assists and 20 turnovers (0.6:1 ratio) ... Opened season with 11 points, three rebounds and a season-best seven assists vs. Tennessee-Martin.
2006-07 Season (Sophomore)
Saw game action in 36 contests ... Only game missed was the Feb. 10 Tulane contest with a low right ankle sprain ... Suffered the ankle sprain in opening minutes of Feb. 8 UAB game ... Started 35 contests, with his only non-start coming on Senior Day (Jared Sandridge started in his place) ... Team's fifth-leading scorer at 8.0 ppg and third-leading rebounder at 4.1 rpg ... Led squad wirh 130 assists and 59 steals ... Shot 39 percent from the field, 24.5 percent from the arc and 63.4 percent from the charity stripe ... Led Conference USA in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6:1) ... Also ranked among Conference USA leaders in assists (8th) and steals (4th) ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all seven postseason games ... Averaged 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists ... Had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.8:1 in seven postseason games ... Shot 43.6 percent from the field and 60 percent from the charity stripe ... In four NCAA Tournament games, averaged 8.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists ... Had 10 points, three rebounds and four assists vs. Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament South Regional title game ... Suffered a cut over his right eye in the first half, but returned to action vs. the Buckeyes ... Posted five points, four rebounds and three assists vs. Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal ... Grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled with :03.1 left and the Tigers trailing 64-63 ... Hit both free throws to give Memphis a 65-64 lead and the eventual win over the Aggies ... Defended Texas A&M All-America and 2007 NBA Draft lottery pick (No. 11) Acie Law IV and held him to 13 points and one assist (Law entered game averaging 18.2 ppg and 5.1 apg) ... Recorded first collegiate double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Nevada in the NCAA Tournament second round ... Also had four assists, no turnovers and one steal vs. the Wolf Pack ... Scored six points vs. North Texas in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Averaged 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists in being named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... Dished out 17 assists compared to only two turnovers for an incredible 8.5:1 ratio ... In C-USA title game vs. Houston, scored 17 points (tied season high) and added five boards, five assists and one turnover in 27 minutes of action ... Had nine points, four rebounds, five assists, four steals and no turnovers vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Scored five points and had seven assists (one turnover) vs. Marshall in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal ... Conference USA play: Played in 15 of the 16 league games ... Missed the Tulane contest with a low ankle sprain ... Averaged 6.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Shot 33 percent from the floor, 23.8 percent from the three-point line and 66.7 percent from the foul line in conference play ... Had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.3:1 (45 assists, 20 turnovers), which was second in C-USA in league games only ... In C-USA games only, also ranked among league leaders in assists (13th) and steals (7th) ... Had 10 games in which he committed one or no turnovers, including six-straight contests from Jan. 27 through Feb. 22 ... Had six points, nine rebounds, five assists and one turnover in a win at UTEP ... Scored 14 points and added five rebounds, six assists, no turnovers, one block and three steals vs. Rice ... Against the Owls, guarded All-America and 2007 NBA Draft first-round selection (No. 25) Morris Almond and limited him to 15 points (Almond entered the game averaging 27.2 ppg) ... Posted 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals at Tulsa ... Started the UAB game in Birmingham, but played only four minutes after suffering a low right ankle sprain early in the contest ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at East Carolina ... Dished out a career-best nine assists (one turnover) vs. UAB ... Also scored eight points vs. the Blazers ... Had nine points, four boards, four assists and two steals in a win at Houston ... Scored seven points and pulled down four rebounds vs. Marshall ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Started all 14 non-Conference USA regular season games ... Averaged 9.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists ... Dished out 57 assists and committed only 20 turnovers ... Had a 2.9:1 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Shot 42.1 percent from the field, 26 percent from the arc and 63.2 percent from the charity stripe ... Scored 12 points and added two boards, two assists and two steals in a thrilling 78-77 overtime win at Gonzaga ... Dished out eight assists (no turnovers) and had four steals and five points vs. Lamar ... Had seven points and seven assists vs. Middle Tennessee ... Scored 14 points and had four boards and three assists vs. Ole Miss ... Had a career-high tying five steals in a home win over Manhattan ... Netted a season-high 17 points vs. Arkansas State ... Also posted four rebounds, five assists (no turnovers) and three steals vs. the Indians ... Had eight points, five boards and five assists vs. Kentucky in the EA Sports Maui Invitational third-place game ... Scored 15 points vs. Georgia Tech (semifinal) and 10 points vs. Oklahoma (first round) in the EA Sports Maui Invitational ... Netted 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in the season opener vs. Jackson State.
2005-06 Season (Freshman)
Played in all 37 games, starting 21 ... When he didn't start, was the squad's sixth man ... Averaged 7.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists ... Shot 42.1 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from the arc and 63.3 percent from the foul line ... Third on the team with 105 assists ... Had a 1.7:1 assist-to-turnover ratio (105 assists, 59 turnovers) ... Led the team with 56 steals ... The 56 swipes are the fifth-most by a freshman in a season ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders in steals (14th; 1.51 spg) and three-point field goal percentage (12th; 36.5) ... Led all Conference USA freshmen in assists (105) and steals (56) ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in all seven Tiger postseason games ... Averaged 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the postseason ... Shot 47.4 percent from the floor and 43.5 from the three-point line ... Had four blocks and seven steals ... In NCAA Tournament (four games), averaged 8.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists ... Shot 59.1 percent from the field and 50 percent from the arc ... Had eight points and five rebounds vs. Bradley in the NCAA Tournament/Oakland Regional semifinal ... Scored 13 points (5-of-7 FG, 3-of-5 treys) in the NCAA Tournament second-round win over Bucknell ... Posted 10 points, three boards and two assists vs. Oral Roberts in the first round ... In Conference USA Tournament play, averaged 5.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists ... Had seven points, four boards and three assists in the C-USA Tournament title game win over UAB ... Dished out five assists vs. Houston in the semifinal ... Recorded five points, five rebounds, two assists and four steals vs. Tulane in the quarterfinal ... Conference USA play: Saw action in all 14 league contests ... Averaged 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists ... Had 23 steals ... Netted double figures in four games ... Posted nine points, four assists and five steals in a road loss at UAB ... The five swipes were a career high ... Scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds in a home win over Tulsa ... Had 12 points, five assists (no turnovers) and four steals in a win at Tulane ... Tied a season high with six assists at Marshall ... Also had 10 points and four rebounds vs. the Thundering Herd ... Dished out a season-best tying six assists in a win at Tulsa ... Posted seven points, five boards and four steals vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Scored 14 points (C-USA high) and pulled down five rebounds vs. UCF ... Posted 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in the C-USA opener at East Carolina ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Averaged 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists vs. non-league opposition ... Shot 44 percent from the floor and 38 percent from the arc ... Had nine points, four assists and two steals in a home win over in-state rival Tennessee ... Scored 13 points and recorded four steals vs. Middle Tennessee ... Had seven points, five rebounds and three steals in a home victory over Gonzaga ... Grabbed a season-high eight boards vs. Louisiana Tech ... Also had five assists and four steals vs. the Bulldogs ... Scored 10 points in a road win at Providence ... Netted a career-high 32 points (11-of-15 FG, 7-of-9 treys, 3-of-5 FT) in a road win at Cincinnati ... The 32-point performance was the best by a Memphis freshman since Marcus Moody scored 41 points vs. Oklahoma in the 1997-98 campaign ... The 11 field goals and seven treys were career highs ... The seven three-pointers tied a school single-game mark (tied with five other Tigers) ... For his performance that week, was named Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week ... Averaged 6.5 points and 5.5 assists in the Tigers' two NIT Season Tip-Off games in New York vs. UCLA (semifinal) and Duke (final) ... Dished out a season-high six assists vs. the Blue Devils ... Had eight points, six rebounds and three assists in a road win at Alabama (NIT).
Played the 2004-05 season for Laurinburg Prep, a team that recruiting analysts/publications called the top prep squad of all-time ... Named a 2005 Scout.com prep All-America first teamer ... Averaged 12.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 2004-05 ... Helped lead Laurinburg to a 40-0 record and the 2004-05 prep school national championship ... No. 1 Laurinburg Prep defeated No. 2 Hargrave Military Academy 95-83 for the national title ... Ranked No. 21 among the nation's shooting guards by Rivals.com ... Also rated the No. 64 player in the nation in the Rivals.com 150 ... Ranked the No. 42 player in the nation by Scout.com ... Prep Stars ranked him the No. 77 player in the country ... Averaged 30 points, nine rebounds, six assists and five steals in 2003-04 at Maine Central Institute ... Prior to his time at Maine Central Institute, played at Lynn Tech in Massachusetts ... Helped lead Lynn Tech to a state title in 2002 ... Had career high school averages of 22.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists.
Full name is Antonio Andrew Anderson ... Son of Crystal Anderson ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major.