Jan. 4, 2012
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Memphis (9-5) 69, Tennessee (7-7) 51
January 4, 2012
FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
Wednesday's game was the 24th meeting in the series and second of the season.
Memphis improves to 10-14 in the all-time series.
The 18-point margin of victory is the second-largest margin of victory in the series. The Tigers earned 19 point wins in the 1993-94 season (83-64) and 1989-90 season (91-72).
The Tigers now have an all-time record of 92-68 versus Southeastern Conference foes.
Tarik Black played a career high 36 minutes and posted a season high 18 points.
Antonio Barton matched his best three-point shooting of the season as he was 4-for-5 from behind the arc. A. Barton was also 4-for-5 in the first meeting with Tennessee on Nov. 22.
Chris Crawford matched his season highs with six rebounds and four steals.
Antonio Barton led the Tigers with 19 points.
Tarik Black hauled in a team high seven rebounds
Chris Crawford paced the Tiger defense with four steals.
Memphis played its 150th game at FedExForum on Wednesday and carries the nation's most home wins since the 2004-05 season with a record of 134-16.
Memphis held Tennessee to 30 percent from the field in the first half, marking the ninth time this season an opponent has shot 30 percent or lower in a half.
Tennessee scored 20 points in the first half, marking the third time this season an opponent scored 20 or fewer points in the first half. Robert Morris (18) and Jackson State (19) are the other two opponents to score fewer than 20 points in the first half.
The Tigers had 10 steals in the game, the fourth time this season that Memphis has recorded a double-digit steal total.
Memphis held Tennessee to seven free throw attempts, none in the first half, marking the lowest amount of free throws by an opponent this season.
Will Barton scored 10 points marking the ninth straight game that he has scored in double figures. On the year, Barton has scored double figures in 12 of 14 games.
Memphis held Tennessee to a season-low 51 points.