Austin Nichols led the team with 21 points and five rebounds in win over the Pirates.
Avery Woodson led the Tigers with 15 points in loss to Tulsa
Nichols, Johnson and Woodson finish in double figures
Memphis holds Houston to 18.8 percent shooting in second half in big win
Three Tigers set career highs in points
Memphis Men's Basketball vs East Carolina on January 28, 2015 at FedExForum. Photos by Joe Murphy
Men's Basketball defeats East Carolina at home, 70-58 (USATSI)
Memphis men's basketball vs Cincinnati at FedExForum on January 15, 2015. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Memphis Men's Basketball at SMU on January 8, 2015, at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas. Photos by George Walker.
Memphis men's basketball vs Tulane on January 3, 2015 at FedExForum.
Named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region XXIII Team ... Also a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-North Division first team selection ...
The Lions' second-leading scorer (15.7 ppg) and rebounder (5.8 rpg) ... Shot 42.5 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from the arc and 73.3 percent from the charity stripe ... Saw action in all 27 games and made 25 starts ... Netted double figures in 22 games ... Had 10 20-point performances, including two 30-point outings ... Hit three or more treys 15 times ... Hit 40 percent or better from the arc 15 times (minimum 4 attempts) ... Grabbed five or more boards 19 times ... Recorded two double-doubles against East Central (21 points-10 rebounds) and Coahoma (26 points-12 rebounds) ... Dished out a season-high five assists vs. Northeast Mississippi ... Hit a season-best eight FT twice (8-of-8 vs. Wallace State-Hanceville; 8-of-12 vs. East Central) ...
East Mississippi fell to Jones County 73-72 in the NJCAA Region XXIII semifinals, ending the Lions' string of four-consecutive regional crowns ... Scored 18 points in the regional semifinal contest ... Dropped a 73-72 decision to Itawamba in the MACJC state tournament championship game ... Netted 15 points in the title game, including a 60-foot buzzer-beater before the halftime horn ... In the MACJC state tournament semifinal win over Jones County, scored 31 points on 10-of-19 FG, including 9-of-17 from the arc (FG, FGA, 3P, 3PA all season highs) ... Named MACJC Player of the Week Feb. 11, 2014, after averaging 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins over William Carey's junior varsity squad and Mississippi Delta ... Shot 52 percent from the field and 48 percent from the three-point line in the two games ... Scored a season-high 32 points vs. Wallace State-Hanceville ... Hit six three-pointers and was 8-of-8 from the free throw line in the win over Wallace State-Hanceville.
A Mississippi Class 5A All-State second team selection by The Clarion-Ledger as a senior ... Averaged a team-leading 15.1 points per game, including nine 20-point outings ... Scored a season-high 30 points against West Jones ...
Helped lead head coach Ron Norman's 33-2 Wayne County High School War Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2012 Class 5A Mississippi High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) State Tournament ... Voted team's Best Offensive Player and shared team MVP honors with Raeford Worsham (now a junior at Jackson State) his senior season ... Named to the 2011-12 Jackson Clarion-Ledger Boys Basketball Dandy Dozen preseason basketball team ...
As a junior, averaged 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds ... Helped lead the 31-1 War Eagles to the 2011 Class 5A state championship ... Tallied 18 points on 5-of-6 shooting (3-of-4 treys) from the field and 5-of-5 from the line in title-game win over Lanier ... Hit two three-pointers in the final period to secure the 82-74 championship-game victory over Lanier ...
Following his junior campaign, selected to the all-district team ... Also named Wayne County High School's Most Improved Player in 2010-11 ... Played in the 2011 Mississippi North-South All-Star Game for rising seniors.