10  Tarik Black
Tarik Black

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Ridgeway

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 262

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L


Career
Has played in 70 games, making 55 starts ... Averaging 9.9 points and 4.9 rebounds ... Has 109 blocked shots, 49 steals and 18 assists ... Shooting 60.5 percent from the floor and 59.1 percent from the foul line.

Honors
2012-13 preseason All-Conference USA first team ... 2012 All-Conference USA second team ... 2012 Conference USA All-Defensive Team ... 2012 Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... 2011 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2011 spring semester.

On The Charts
Career: His 60.5 field goal percentage is No. 3 on the list ... Single Season: His 68.9 field goal percentage is No. 1 on the list.

What Could Happen In 2012-13
Could join the 1,000-point club in Memphis basketball history ... Enters 2012-13 season with 691 points and needs 309 points to reach the milestone ... Has 346 rebounds and needs 154 to reach 500 for his career.

Team Achievements
Helped lead Memphis to back-to-back Conference USA Tournament championships in 2011 and 2012 ... The Tigers also won the 2011-12 Conference USA regular-season title, overcoming a one-game deficit to win the crown by two games in the last two weeks of league play ... Memphis played in consecutive NCAA Tournaments in 2011 and 2012 ... The Tigers posted back-to-back, 25-win campaigns (25-10 and 26-9 records).

2011-12 Season (Sophomore)
Played in all 35 games and made 31 starts ... Played 895 minutes (fourth-most on team) ... Averaged 10.7 points and 4.9 rebounds ... Led team (or tied for team lead) in rebounding nine times ... Grabbed six or more boards 12 times ... Recorded 18 double-figure scoring performances ... Grabbed double-digit rebounds four times ... Posted three double-doubles ... Had 53 blocked shots, 22 steals and six assists ... Shot 68.9 percent from the floor and 59.4 percent from the free throw line ... Ranked among C-USA leaders (all games) in field goal percentage (1st) and blocked shots (6th) ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all four postseason games ... Averaged 10.0 points and 5.5 boards in 24.5 minutes of action ... Had six blocked shots, four steals and two assists ... Shot 76.5 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from the charity stripe ... In the NCAA Tournament second-round setback to Saint Louis, had four points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and one steal ... Played only 19 minutes as a result of foul trouble vs. the Billikens ... In the Conference USA Tournament (three games), averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 boards ... Had four blocked shots, three steals and two assists ... Shot 73.3 percent from the floor and 73.7 percent from the foul line ... Scored eight points in the C-USA Tournament championship game win over Marshall .. Netted his eight points on 2-of-2 FG and 4-of-4 FT ... Had 13 points, five rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in the C-USA Tournament semifinal victory over UCF ... Posted a double-double of 15 points and 13 boards in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over UTEP ... The 13 rebounds tied a career high ... Also had three blocks and two steals (tied career high) vs. the Miners ... Netted eight of his 10 first-half points in the final 6:46 before halftime to turn a 20-17 deficit into a 31-26 lead ... Scored all five second-half points (two dunks, one FT) in the Tigers' game-ending 11-0 run that extended a 54-47 lead to the 65-47 final ...

Conference USA play: Started all 16 league contests ... Averaged 12.0 points and 5.1 boards ... Team's second-leading scorer and rebounder in conference action ... Had 22 blocked shots, 10 steals and three assists ... Shot 71.7 percent from the field and 49.2 percent from the free throw line ... Had nine double-figure scoring games vs. C-USA foes ... Posted three double-digit rebounding contests in C-USA play ... Ranked among C-USA leaders (league games only) in scoring (18th), field goal percentage (1st) and blocked shots (7th) ... Scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds in the regular-season finale win at Tulsa ... Netted 14 points on 7-of-8 FG in the regular-season home finale win over UCF ... Had 18 points (8-of-8 FG, 2-of-5 FT) and three rebounds in a road win at Marshall ... Six of his eight FG were dunks vs. the Thundering Herd ... Had nine points, nine boards and two blocked shots in a home win over East Carolina ...Scored a career-high 26 points and added 10 rebounds in home loss to UTEP ... The 10 FG made were a career best and the 13 FG attempts tied a career high vs. the Miners ... Netted 18 points on 9-of-10 FG in a road win at Tulane ... Scored eight of his 10 second-half points vs. the Green Wave during an 18-4 Tigers' run that turned a 42-39 deficit into a 57-46 lead ... Had three-straight, single-digit scoring games vs. UAB (9 points; home win), East Carolina (7 points; road win) and Southern Miss (4 points; road loss) ... Scored 19 points and added three boards, two blocked shots and two steals in a home win over Marshall ... Scored 10 points (5-of-5 FG) in a home victory over Rice ... Posted a double-double of 11 points and 13 boards in a home win over SMU ... The 13 rebounds were a career high ... Had 10 points and five rebounds in a road loss at UCF ... Blocked five shots and had 10 points and six rebounds in a road victory at Houston ... Nearly had a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds in a home win over Southern Miss ... Added five blocked shots vs. the Golden Eagles ... Had seven of his 10 boards and all five blocks in the second half vs. Southern Miss ... Hit two clutch free throws with 1:00 left to give Memphis a 58-56 lead ... Had nine points, four rebounds and two blocked shots in the C-USA opener at UAB (win) ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in all 15 non-league contests and made 11 starts ... Averaged 9.4 points and 4.5 boards ... Had seven double-figure scoring games ... Had 25 blocked shots, eight steals and one assist ... Shot 63.3 percent from the floor and 67.2 percent from the free throw line ... Had 13 points and nine rebounds in a home win over Xavier ... Played a career-high 38 minutes vs. the Musketeers ... Scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds in a home victory over Tennessee ... Netted six of his 12 second-half points in an 11-5 run that extended a 30-25 lead to 41-30 vs. the Volunteers ... Had 10 points, four boards and two blocked shots in a home win over Charlotte ... Blocked a career-best seven shots in a home victory over Robert Morris ... Also had eight points and six rebounds vs. the Colonials ... Scored 13 points in a home win over Lipscomb ... Had six boards, five points and three blocked shots in a road setback at Louisville ... Posted 11 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a home loss to Murray State ... Had nine points and six boards in a road win at Miami, Fla. ... Scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked three shots in a home win over Austin Peay ... Scored 12 points in a loss to Georgetown in the Maui Invitational ... Had six points, two rebounds and two blocked shots in the season-opening win over Belmont.

2010-11 Season (Freshman)
Played in all 35 games and made 24 starts ... Played 792 minutes ... Averaged 9.1 points and 5.0 rebounds ... Led team (or tied for team lead) in rebounding 10 times ... Grabbed six or more boards 13 times, including 11 games after becoming a regular starter in mid-January ... Started 18 of the final 19 games ... Lone missed start during that stretch came on "Senior Day" when Will Coleman got the starting nod ... In first 16 games (six starts), averaged 7.6 points and 4.2 rebounds ... Recorded four double-figure scoring performances in the first 16 games ... Had 20 blocked shots and 10 steals in those 16 contests ... After becoming a regular starter (last 19 games), averaged 10.4 points and 5.7 boards ... In those 19 games (18 starts), posted double figures scoring in nine contests ... Ranked among C-USA freshmen leaders in scoring (7th), rebounding (4th), field goal percentage (6th) and blocked shots (1st) ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all four postseason games ... Averaged only 18.8 minutes per game in the postseason as a result of foul trouble in all four contests ... Averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds ... Had five steals ... Shot 36.8 percent from the floor and 56.3 percent from the free throw line ... In the NCAA Tournament game vs. Arizona, scored five points, one assist and one steal ... Had no boards vs. the Wildcats ... Played only 13 minutes vs. Arizona as a result of four personal fouls (three in first half) ... In the Conference USA Tournament, averaged 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds ... Shot 35.7 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from the free throw line in the C-USA Tournament three games ... Posted second career double-double with 11 points and 10 boards in the C-USA Tournament championship game win over UTEP ... Had two steals vs. the Miners ... Scored four (dunk, 2 FT) of his six second-half points in an 8-2 run that sliced a 51-39 UTEP lead to 53-47 ... Only played 13 minutes vs. East Carolina in the C-USA Tournament semifinal before fouling out ... Scored no points and had one board, one block and one steal vs. the Pirates ... The scoreless game was only his second of the season ... Had seven points and four rebounds in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Southern Miss ... Played 20 minutes vs. the Golden Eagles before fouling out ... Hit 3-of-4 FT in the final six minutes vs. Southern Miss to help Memphis maintain its lead ...

Conference USA play: Saw game action in all 16 C-USA contests ... Made 13 starts ... Averaged 11.8 points and 6.2 boards in 27.2 minutes of action ... Had 36 blocked shots and 12 steals ... Shot 54.1 percent from the field and 66.2 percent from the foul line ... Had nine double-figure scoring games in C-USA action ... Had 10 games in C-USA play with six or more boards ... Ranked among the C-USA leaders (league games only) in scoring (24th), field goal percentage (3rd), rebounding (12th) and blocked shots (2nd) ... Closed the C-USA regular season with an outstanding performance in the home finale win over Tulane ... Set season bests for points (24) and rebounds (11) and tied a season high with nine FG made ... The double-double was the first of his career ... Also had two blocked shots vs. the Green Wave ... Scored 15 of his 24 points and grabbed nine of his 11 boards in the second half vs. Tulane ... Netted 11 of his 15 second-half points in the first 6:12 after halftime ... Scored his final four points of the half on two dunks ... Averaged 8.5 points and 6.5 boards in back-to-back road losses at East Carolina (9 points/6 rebounds) and UTEP (8 points/7 rebounds) ... Scored 16 points and added three blocked shots in a home win over Houston ... Had seven points and seven boards in a home victory over UAB ... Netted 17 points and had nine rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals in a home win over Southern Miss ... The 17-point performance was his fourth-straight double-figure scoring game ... Hit a career-high seven FT (7-of-8 FT) vs. Southern Miss ... In a second half 3:04 span (4:02-0:58), had a steal and a blocked shot and hit two FT to turn a 58-57 deficit into a 63-58 lead (6-0 Tigers run) ... Tied a season high with five blocks and scored 11 points in a thrilling 63-62 road win at UCF ... Hit two baskets and had a key block in the final five minutes to set up the Bartons' (Will and Antonio) game-tying and game-winning three-pointers ... Had 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots in a home loss to Tulsa ... Attempted a career-high 13 FG vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Scored 14 points and added five boards in a road loss at Marshall ... The 14-point performance began a string of four-straight double-digit scoring contests ... Blocked a season-best five shots and added nine points and four boards in a home win over UCF ... Scored 15 points and had six boards and four blocks in a road win at UAB ... Hit two FT with :25 left in overtime to give Memphis a 75-70 lead (Tigers won 76-73) ... Converted a three-point play with 1:30 left in regulation to give the Tigers a 65-64 lead ... Had nine points and eight boards in a come-from-behind 76-75 road win at Southern Miss ... Grabbed seven of his eight boards in the second half ... Grabbed two clutch offensive rebounds in the same possession with 1:30 left ... Second board led to a Will Barton basket that gave Memphis a 73-70 lead ... In his first Conference USA start, scored 12 points and pulled down nine boards in a home win over Marshall ... Had nine points and five rebounds in a road setback at SMU ... Scored 12 points, grabbed seven boards and blocked two shots in the C-USA opener vs. East Carolina ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-conference games ... Made seven starts ... Averaged 18.8 minutes per game ... Posted averages of 7.1 points and 4.1 rebounds ... Had 19 blocked shots and 10 steals ... Shot 54.4 percent from the floor and 47.6 percent from the free throw line ... Netted double figures in three contests ... Had two games with six or more boards ... Posted six points, seven rebounds, one blocked shot and two steals in a road win at Gonzaga ... Had a key steal with :02 left that secured the 62-58 win for the Tigers ... Played only 10 minutes and fouled out in a road loss at Tennessee ... Scored 22 points and pulled down five boards in a home victory over Tennessee State ... Had 10 points, two board and two blocked shots in a home setback to Georgetown ... Played only nine minutes vs. the Hoyas as he suffered from cold-like symptoms ... Grabbed five boards in each of Memphis' consecutive home wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Austin Peay ... Scored eight points and pulled down four boards in a neutral site loss to Kansas in the Jimmy V Classic ... Had 11 points, five rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals (season high) in a home victory over Western Kentucky ... Netted nine points and grabbed nine rebounds in a neutral site win over LSU ... Posted nine points and five boards in each home win over Northwestern State and Centenary.

High School
In 2009-10, helped lead the Ridgeway Roadrunners to a 26-3 overall record ... Ridgeway earned a Class AAA city-title game berth and also won the District 15-AAA championship ... Averaged 16.3 points and 12.6 rebounds for Ridgeway in 2009-10 ... Was one of five finalists for The Commercial Appeal's/Pepsi Best of the Preps Player of the Year Award ... Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class AAA All-State Team .... Following the season, played in the Jack Jones Shootout in Memphis, Tenn. ...

A consensus top-50 recruit ... Rated the No. 26 player in the country by Northstar Basketball Blog, No. 35 player by MaxPreps.com, No. 47 by Rivals.com, No. 48 by PrepStars.com and No. 54 by ESPN.com ... Rivals.com ranked him the No. 7 center in the nation ... Rated the No. 18 power forward by Scout.com ...

A member of the Memphis Magic Elite AAU team -- along with teammates Chris Crawford, Joe Jackson and Jelan Kendrick -- that won the national championship at the prestigious adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas in the summer of 2009 ... Scored 16 points in the championship victory ...

In 2008-09, helped lead Ridgeway to the District 15-AAA championship and a 26-6 overall record ... Averaged 15.7 points and 11.8 rebounds for Ridgeway in 2008-09 ... The Roadrunners defeated White Station 68-63 for the district title ... Scored 14 points in the district championship game and was named the district tournament MVP ... Ridgeway advanced to the Region 8-AAA semifinals before falling to Melrose 62-54.

Personal
Full name is Tarik Bernard Black ... Son of Lawrence and Judith Black ... Birthday is November 22 ... An Organizational Leadership major.

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