Tigers fall to Cavaliers 78-60 in NCAA Third Round
NCAA Third Round
Dixon Jr. scores 19 points and hits four free throws in the final 10 seconds to push Tigers to third round.
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Memphis vs Virginia in the NCAA Third Round in Raleigh, N.C. Photos by Tim Cowie
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Memphis vs George Washington in the NCAA Second Round in Raleigh, N.C. on March 21, 2014. Photos by Tim Cowie
Memphis NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice Day on March 20, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
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What Could Happen In 2013-14
Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all five postseason games ... Averaged 35.0 minutes played ... Averaged 12.6 points, 4.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals ... Shot 46.4 percent from the field and 60 percent from the foul line ... Netted double figures in four of the five postseason games ... In the NCAA Tournament (two games), averaged 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists ... Shot 42.3 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the free throw line ... Scored 12 points and added seven boards and three assists in the NCAA Tournament third-round loss to Michigan State ... Had 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament second-round win over Saint Mary's ... In the three C-USA Tournament games, averaged 12.3 points, 3.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals ... Shot 50 percent from the floor and 63.6 percent from the charity stripe ... Scored 22 points and added seven rebounds and four assists in the C-USA Tournament championship game victory over Southern Miss ... Played a career-high 44 minutes vs. the Golden Eagles ... Netted 18 of his 22 points in the second half and the two overtimes vs. Southern Miss ... Scored eight of the Tigers' 11 points in a second-half stretch that gave Memphis a 49-47 lead with 5:52 left in regulation ... In first overtime, hit a jumper with :11 left to tie the game at 72-all and send the contest to a second overtime ... In the second overtime, assisted on Chris Crawford's three-pointer that put the Tigers ahead for good at 78-76 with 2:45 left ... Came up with a key steal which led to his own dunk with :45 left to extend the Tigers' lead to 84-77 ... Had lone scoreless game of the season vs. Tulsa in the C-USA Tournament semifinal contest (win) ... Netted 15 points, dished out three assists and had two steals in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Tulane ...
Conference USA play: Started all 16 league games ... Played 30 or more minutes in 14 of the 16 contests ... Averaged 33.3 minutes played ... Posted averages of 14.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals ... Had three blocked shots ... Shot 53.8 percent from the floor, 48.7 percent from the three-point arc and 71.6 percent from the charity stripe ... Netted double figures in 12 of the 16 league contests ... Handed out four or more assists in 13 conference games ... Posted two double-doubles ... Shot 50 percent or better from the field in 12 league games ... Nearly recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the regular-season finale win over UAB ... The double-double performance (17 points-10 rebounds) was his third of the season and career ... The 10 assists tied a career best ... Also had a career-high six steals vs. the Blazers ... Scored eight points and dished out four assists in a road win at UTEP ... Had 19 points and seven assists in a road win at UCF ... After the Knights pulled within six at 68-62 with 3:36 left, accounted for the Tigers' final eight points (4 FT, 2 assists) to help seal the win ... Recorded a solid all around performance with 15 points, five boards, four assists and three steals in a home win over Southern Miss ... Scored 11 points and dished out six assists in a home win over Houston ... Netted 12 points in a road win at Marshall ... Posted second double-double of season and career with 21 points and 10 assists in a home victory over UCF ... Also had four boards and three steals vs. the Knights ... Netted his 21 points on 10-of-12 FG and 1-of-1 treys vs. UCF ... The 10 FG made were a career best ... Handed out six assists and scored nine points in a road win at Southern Miss ... Grabbed seven rebounds and added seven points in a road win at SMU ... Scored only six points in a home win over Tulsa, ending his streak of double- figure scoring games at 16 straight ... Netted a career-high 26 points on 8-of-13 FG, 4-of-4 treys and 6-of-6 FT in a road victory at East Carolina ... The 26 points put him over 1,000 for his career ... Netted 18 of his 26 points vs. the Pirates in the final 15:25 of the contest ... With the Tigers holding a 35-33 lead, accounted for the next 16 points (8 scored, 8 off assists) ... Hit 6-of-6 FT in final two minutes vs. East Carolina ... The four treys were a career best ... Also had six assists and four rebounds vs. the Pirates ... Scored 16 points and dished out five assists in a home victory over Marshall ... Had 16 points, four assists and two steals in a home win over Tulane ... Posted first collegiate double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in a road win at Rice ... The 12 boards were a career high ... Also had four assists and three steals vs. the Owls ... Netted 17 points and added four rebounds and five assists in a road win at UAB ... Recorded 15 points, four rebounds and three assists in the conference opener vs. East Carolina (home win) ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Started all 15 non-league games ... Averaged over 30 minutes played per game (31.1 mpg) ... Averaged 13.3 points, 4.6 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals ... Had 13 double-figure scoring games ... Had 10 games with four or more assists ... Shot 52 percent from the field, 50 percent from the three-point arc and 77.1 percent from the charity stripe ... Scored 11 points and dished out five assists in a road loss at Xavier ... Had 10 points, four assists and four steals in a home win over Harvard ... Recorded a solid all-around performance with 20 points, seven assists, four rebounds and four steals in a road victory at Tennessee ... Accounted for 10 points (5 scored, 5 off assists) in a 12-7 second-half run that extended a 48-31 lead to 60-39 vs. the Volunteers ... Had 22 points, seven assists and four boards in a home win over Loyola, Md. ... Nearly had a perfect shooting game with 5-of-6 FG, 2-of-2 treys and 10-of-12 FT vs. Loyola, Md. ... Recorded season highs for FT made (10) and FT attempts (12) vs. the Greyhounds ... Netted 13 points and handed out five assists in a home win over Oral Roberts ... Scored 15 points in a home win over Lipscomb ... Netted 23 points on 7-of-9 FG, 3-of-4 treys and 6-of-8 FT in a home loss to Louisville ... In a 17-8 second-half run vs. the Cardinals, accounted for 13 points (5 scored, 8 off assists) to help Memphis extend a 37-36 lead to 54-44 ... Also handed out eight assists vs. the Cardinals ... Had 10 points, five assists, five steals and four boards in a home win over Ohio ... Dished out eight assists and scored 13 points in a home win over UT Martin ... Netted 15 points in a win over Northern Iowa at the Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas ... The 15-point performance vs. Northern Iowa started his 16-game, double-figure scoring streak ... Netted 13 points and added four assists and three steals in a home win over Samford ... Against North Florida in the season opener, had a solid allaround performance with 14 points, six boards, six assists and two steals.
2011-12 Season (Sophomore)
Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all four postseason games ... Averaged over 30 minutes (30.8 mpg) ... Averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals ... Had a 2.0 assist-turnover ratio ... Shot 44.4 percent from the field and 71.4 percent from the charity stripe ... Netted double figures in three of the four postseason games ... Had eight points, four boards and four assists in the NCAA Tournament second-round game vs. Saint Louis ... Dished out an assist on a Wesley Witherspoon dunk and added a basket in a 13-2 second-half run to turn a 27-24 deficit into a 37-29 lead ... In the three C-USA Tournament games, averaged 15.3 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... Shot 50 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the charity stripe ... Scored a game-high 19 points in the C-USA championship game win over Marshall ... Hit 4-of-10 FG, 1-of-3 treys and 10-of-11 FT in netting his 19 points ... Also had six assists and three boards vs. the Thundering Herd ... Scored seven of his 11 first-half points and added two assists in a 27-8 run that extended an 18-17 Tigers lead to 45-25 ... Netted all eight of his second-half points from the free throw line (8-of-9 FT) ... Had 10 points, two assists, two steals and two rebounds in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over UCF ... Scored a game-high 17 points in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal victory over UTEP ... Had a career-high five steals and added four assists and two boards vs. the Miners ... Recorded a steal that led to his own dunk which ignited a 7-2 run to close the first half and give Memphis a 31-26 halftime lead ... Scored four points (2 FT, jumper) in an 11-0 run to close the game after UTEP had pulled to within seven at 54-47 ...
Conference USA play: Saw game action in all 16 C-USA contests ... Made four starts ... Averaged 9.9 points, 4.1 assists and 2.0 boards ... Shot 42.1 percent from the field, 30.8 percent from the three-point line and 85.7 percent from the foul line ... Had 19 steals and two blocked shots ... Had six double-figure scoring games in C-USA action ... Ranked among the league leaders (C-USA games only) in assists (7th), free throw percentage (4th), steals (12th) and assist-turnover ratio (7th) ... Posted 16 points and five assists in the regular-season finale win at Tulsa ... Played a career-high 38 minutes vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Accounted for nine points (2 FT, 1 three-point play, 2 assists) in a 14-3 second-half spurt that extended a 44-36 lead to 58-39 ... Dished out a career-best 10 assists and added nine points in the regular-season home finale victory over UCF ... Set career highs for FT made (13) and FT attempts (15) in a win at Marshall ... Scored 21 points and had five boards and six assists vs. the Thundering Herd ... Accounted for six points (3 FT, assist on three-point play) in an 8-1 second-half run that extended a 54-49 lead to 62-50 ... Hit 6-of-6 FT and added a dunk in the final three minutes vs. the Herd ... Scored 13 points and added seven assists, five rebounds and two assists in a home win over East Carolina ... Had seven points and four steals in a home loss to UTEP ... Scored 10 points in a road win at Tulane ... Handed out seven assists and added seven points in a road victory at East Carolina ... Scored 14 points and had three assists in a road loss at Southern Miss ... Posted seven points, six assists and three boards in a road loss at UCF ... Hit a clutch three-pointer with the shot clock running down to give Memphis a 67-65 lead with :43 left ... Had 16 points (6-of-7 FG, 4-of-5 FT) and five assists in a road victory at Houston ... Played a season-low 12 minutes in the C-USA opener at UAB (3 points) ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in 14 of the 15 non-league contests ... Made 11 starts ... Posted averages of 11.6 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds ... Had 16 steals and three blocked shots ... Shot 41.2 percent from the floor, 32.1 percent from the arc and 86.8 percent from the free throw line ... Netted double figures in eight contests, including four 20-point performances ... Had five games with four more assists ... Came off the bench with 14 points, eight assists, three boards and three steals in a come-from-behind home victory over Xavier ... Hit 8-of-8 FT in the final 6:16 to fuel a spark that turned a 62-51 deficit into a 72-68 win ... Nailed two FT with :04 on the clock to seal the victory ... Had seven points and four assists in a home win over Tennessee ... Scored all seven points and dished out three of his four assists in the second half vs. the Volunteers ... Had lone scoreless game of the season vs. Robert Morris (third scoreless game of career) ... Dished out three assists and pulled down three rebounds in a loss at Georgetown ... Scored 10 points and added three boards and three assists in a home win over Lipscomb ... Netted a season-high 22 points in a road setback at Louisville ... Scored his 22 points on 6-of-12 FG, 2-of-3 treys and 8-of-9 FT ... Also had five rebounds, four assists and two steals vs. the Cardinals ... Netted 15 of his 22 points in the second half vs. Louisville ... Scored nine points in a 23-12 Tigers second-half run that turned a 47-36 deficit into a 59-all tie ... Netted five points (2 FT, trey) in a 7-2 second-half spurt that turned a 68-63 deficit into a 70-all tie ... Had 20 points and four assists in a home setback to Murray State ... Scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half vs. the Racers, including five points in a five-second span ... Netted 11 points and added four steals and two assists in a home victory over Austin Peay ... Had 15 points, three assists and three steals in a home win over Jackson State ... Grabbed a career-high tying six boards and scored 20 points in a loss to Georgetown in the Maui Invitational ... Hit a career-high tying eight FG vs. the Hoyas ... Scored 20 points, pulled down four rebounds and dished out seven assists in the season-opening home win over Belmont ... Netted his 20 points on 6-of-7 FG, 1-of-1 treys and 7-of-9 FT.
In the fifth-place game vs. Australia, dished out a game-high seven assists and added four points in the 78-77 victory ... Pulled down a game-best 10 boards and dished out four assists in an 84-47 win over Poland in the consolation bracket ... In the quarterfinal-round loss to Russia (79-74), scored 14 points and had two assists and two steals ...
Recorded 14 points, four assists and four boards in a second-round loss to Croatia (87-85) ... Had 19 points, six assists (game high) and five boards in a second-round victory over Lithuania (107-105, ot) ... Helped lead Team USA to an 83-54 second round pool play win over Canada with eight points, four assists ...
Had nine points and a team-high five assists in an 82-66 win over China in first round pool play ... Scored a team-high 19 points, including 7-of-7 FT, in Team USA's 80-78 win over Serbia in first round pool play ... In opening game win in first round pool play, scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds and added three assists in a 115-60 victory over Egypt.
2010-11 Season (Freshman)
Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in all four postseason games ... Came off the bench in all four contests, but averaged nearly 24 minutes a game (23.8 mpg) ... Averaged 16.5 points, 3.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds ... Shot 56.3 percent from the field, 80 percent from the three-point line and 83.9 percent from the charity stripe ... Netted double figures in all four postseason games ... Despite playing with foul trouble, had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in the NCAA Tournament second round game vs. Arizona ... Scored his 10 points on 2-of-3 FG and 6-of-8 FT ... In three C-USA Tournament games, averaged 18.7 points, 3.3 assists and 1.3 rebounds ... Shot 55.2 percent from the floor, 80 percent from the arc and 87 percent from the free throw line in the three games ... In C-USA Tournament title game victory over UTEP, had 17 points, seven assists and two boards ... Played 35 minutes, including the entire 20 minutes in the second half ... Netted 12 of his 17 points in the final 10:17 of the game ... In the final 6:12 in which Memphis overcame a 62-50 deficit, accounted for 11 of the Tigers' 17 points in their 17-4 game-ending run ... In that run, scored eight points and assisted on a Will Barton three-point play ... Hit the two championship-clinching free throws with 7.8 seconds left in the game ... Netted a career-high 24 points in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over East Carolina ... Scored his 24 points on 8-of-12 FG, 3-of-3 treys and 5-of-5 FT ... The eight FG made and three treys made were career highs ... Played only 24 minutes vs. the Pirates ... In the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal victory over Southern Miss, scored 15 points in 17 minutes played ... Shot 4-of-7 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line ... Scored nine of his 15 points in the second half, including seven in the final 8:28 of the game ... With under minute to play and the Tigers clinging to a 60-59 lead, received a pass from Antonio Barton and drove to the basket for a dunk to give Memphis a 62-59 lead with :30 left ... Hit two FT with :10 left to give Memphis its final margin of victory at 66-63 ...
Conference USA play: Saw game action in all 16 C-USA contests ... Made 12 starts ... Averaged 8.0 points, 2.3 assists and 1.7 boards ... Shot 47.3 percent from the field, 30 percent from the three-point line and 62.1 percent from the foul line ... Had 16 steals and one block ... Had six double-figure scoring games in C-USA action ... Closed the C-USA regular season with six points, two boards, two assists and two steals in the home finale win over Tulane ... Had eight points, four boards (tied C-USA high), two assists and three steals (tied season high) in a road loss at UTEP ... Scored nine points in consecutive games vs. Houston (home win) and Rice (road loss) ... Netted 12 points in a home win over UAB on 3-of-5 FG and 6-of-8 FT ... Hit 3-of-4 FT in final :35 vs. the Blazers to secure the 62-58 win ... Scored a C-USA regular season-high 16 points in a home setback to Tulsa ... Also had three boards, two assists, one block and one steal vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Posted 12 points, three boards and two assists in a road loss at Marshall ... Scored 12 points and added two rebounds, three assists and three steals (tied season high) in a home victory over UCF ... Dished out a C-USA regular season-high seven assists in a road win at UAB ... Also had two points, three boards and two steals vs. the Blazers ... Assisted on two three-pointers in the final 3:04 that turned a 62-59 UAB lead into a 68-66 Memphis advantage ... Assists came on treys by Chris Crawford (62-all tie with 3:04 left) and Will Barton (68-66 Memphis lead with :54 left) ... Had 10 points, four rebounds and four assists in the Tigers' come-from-behind 76-75 win at Southern Miss ... Assisted on Charles Carmouche's game-winning three-pointer with :01.2 on the clock ... On the play, took the inbounds pass with :06.7 left and raced up right sideline of the court, and in stride, rifled an across-the-court, pin-point pass to Carmouche on the left side of the arc for the game-winner ... Hit two jumpers in a 16-4 second-half run to turn a 62-55 deficit into a 71-66 lead (Tigers' first lead of the game) ... Dished out six assists and added four points and three steals (tied season high) in a home win over Marshall ... Scored 15 points and pulled down three rebounds in a road loss at SMU ... Scored six points in the C-USA home opener vs. East Carolina ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Started all 15 non-conference games ... Averaged 24.6 minutes per game ... Posted averages of 10.1 points, 4.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds ... Had 17 steals and four blocked shots ... Shot 37.1 percent from the floor, 25 percent from the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line ... Netted double figures in eight contests ... Had eight games with four more assists ... Played a season-low six minutes in a road win at Gonzaga ... Had 11 points, two boards and four assists in a road loss at Tennessee ... Dished out a season-high tying eight assists in a home win over Tennessee State ... Also had six points, two boards, two steals and one block vs. Tennessee State ... Scored 13 points and handed out a season-high eight assists in a home win over Lipscomb ... Had six points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a home setback to Georgetown ... Scored 23 points and added six boards (tied career high), two assists, two blocks (career high) and two steals in a home victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Hit 9-of-10 FT vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and the nine FT made were a season best ... Grabbed a career-high six boards vs. Austin Peay ... Had 15 points, six assists and two rebounds in a home win over Western Kentucky ... Scored 10 points and added five assists and three boards in a home victory over Arkansas State ... Scored 16 points and dished out six assists in a home win over Tennessee Martin ... Scored 12 points vs. LSU in a neutral-site game in Tupelo, Miss. ... Scored 17 points, grabbed three board and handed out four assists in a home win over Miami, Fla. ... Assisted on Chris Crawford's trey with 1:53 left to give Memphis a 66-65 lead ... Hit two FT with :17 on the clock to extend Memphis' lead to 71-68 ... Had seven points and four assists in collegiate debut vs. Centenary.
Following his senior campaign at White Station High School, played in the prestigious McDonald's High School All-America Game in Columbus, Ohio ... Played 12 minutes for the East squad and had two points, two assists and one rebound in 12 minutes of action ... Accepted an invitation to attend the 2010 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Training Camp in San Antonio, Texas, June 14-16, but later declined to start summer school at the University of Memphis ...
Named the 2009-10 Gatorade Tennessee Boys Basketball Player of the Year ... A finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year ... Picked up his second-straight Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" Player of the Year award in 2009-10 ... Is only the third basketball player in Best of the Preps history to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons ... Selected to Parade magazine's All-America first team ... An ESPN/RISE All-America first team pick ... Named the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Class AAA Mr. Basketball (Player of the Year) ... Earned TSSAA Class AAA All-Tournament Team honors ... Selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class AAA All-State Team for a third-straight year ... Named Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (TOC) MVP ...
In 2009-10, helped lead White Station to a 28-9 overall record and a runner-up finish in the Class AAA state tournament ... Helped lead the Spartans to an appearance in the Class AAA state title game for a third-straight year ... Averaged 29.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.8 steals as a senior ... Netted double figures in all 37 games and had 34 games with 20 or more points ... Had five 40-point performances, including a career-high tying 47 points vs. East High School ...
A consensus top-15 recruit ... Rated the No. 10 player in the nation by The Sporting News, No. 11 by MaxPreps.com, No. 12 by Rivals.com and PrepStars.com, No. 17 by Scout.com and No. 21 by ESPN.com ... Scout.com listed him as the No. 4 point guard in the nation, while Rivals.com and ESPN.com ranked him the country's No. 5 point guard ...
In summer of 2009, played with the Memphis Magic Elite AAU team that won the national championship at the prestigious adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas .. Named the Super 64's Most Valuable Player ... Scored a game-high 20 points in the championship victory ...
In 2008-09, helped lead the Spartans to a 31-7 overall record and a 15-1 conference mark ... White Station won the 2009 Tennessee Class AAA state title ... Scored a combined 82 points (27.3 ppg) in the Spartans' three state tournament games en route to the crown ... Netted a game-high 35 points in the state title game victory over Raleigh-Egypt ... Took home Class AAA state tournament MVP honors ... Named the 2008-09 Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" Player of the Year ... Averaged 26.4 points in 2008-09, which was the top scoring average in the Shelby-Metro area ... Finalist for the TSSAA Class AAA Mr. Basketball ... Selected the Region 8-AAA Tournament MVP and also named the District 15-AAA Player of the Year ... Earned TSWA All-State honors for Class AAA (second-straight year) ...
As a sophomore in 2007-08, helped White Station to the Tennessee Class AAA championship game ... Selected to the TSSAA Class AAA All-Tournament Team ... Was the District 15-AAA Player of the Year ... Named to the TSWA Class AAA All-State Team ... Averaged 24.4 points for the Spartans ... A finalist for The Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" Player of the Year honor ... As a freshman in 2006-07, averaged 14.0 points ... Named to The Commercial Appeal's "Best of the Preps" Class AAA All-Metro Team.