Memphis Postgame Notes vs Cincinnati
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Jan. 4, 2014

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  Series Notes
  • Cincinnati now leads the all-time series 37-31 over Memphis after today’s victory. 
  • The Bearcats victory today halted a Memphis four-game win streak in the series. The Tigers had won the last four meetings from 2005-09. 
  • Prior to this afternoon, Cincinnati’s last victory over Memphis was a 62-60 win in the 2004-05 regular-season finale (Mar. 5, 2005).
  Team Notes
  • Memphis played its first home game in its new league, the American Athletic Conference, today. It is the sixth different conference for the Tigers in their history. 
  • With today’s loss, Memphis’ record in “first-ever” home openers in a new league is 2-4. Prior to today, the Tigers won their Mississippi Valley and Conference USA “first-ever” home openers. Memphis lost its “first-ever” home openers in the Missouri Valley, Metro and Great Midwest leagues. 
  • The Tigers played their 51st all-time conference home opener today versus Cincinnati. Memphis now has a 35-16 record (.686 winning percentage) in conference home openers. 
  • Memphis is 16-5 (.762 winning percentage) in its last 21 conference home openers. 
  • Under head coach Josh Pastner, the Tigers are 4-1 in conference home openers. Today’s setback was the first conference home-opener loss in the Pastner era. 
  • Today’s setback to Cincinnati ended a streak of 12-straight conference home-opening wins for Memphis. The Tigers last lost a conference home opener in the 2000-01 season, a 75-67 setback to Southern Miss Dec. 27, 2000 (Conference USA). 
  • Today’s loss ended the Tigers’ 27-game conference win streak. The streak dated back to February of the 2011-12 season. Before Saturday, Memphis’ last conference setback was a 60-58 loss to UTEP at FedExForum Feb. 18, 2012. 
  • The Tigers scored 53 points today. The last time Memphis scored fewer points was in a 70-48 loss to Michigan State in last year’s NCAA Tournament (third round; Mar. 23, 2013). The last time the Tigers netted fewer points in a conference game came in the 2010-11 season. Memphis scored 47 points in a 74-47 setback at UTEP Feb. 26, 2011.
  Player Notes
  • For the 49th time in his career and the sixth time this season, David Pellom shot 50 percent or better from the floor. Pellom was 4-of-5 for an 80.0 field goal percentage versus the Bearcats Saturday. 
  • Chris Crawford played in his 109th-consecutive contest vs. Cincinnati today. 
  • Joe Jackson moved up the Memphis career scoring chart with his 13 points vs. Cincinnati Saturday. He remained in the No. 14 spot, but went over the 1,400-point plateau for his career. He now has 1,404 career points. Up next for Jackson is Mike Butler, who is No. 13 with 1,409 career points from 1965-68. 
  • Chris Crawford also moved up the Tigers career scoring list with his five points vs. Cincinnati Saturday. He is now in the No. 42 spot, tied with Billy Smith (1990-93), with 1,040 career points.
  Up Next for Memphis
  • Memphis travels to Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Jan. 9 to face its longtime rival, the Louisville Cardinals. The game, to be televised by ESPN, is scheduled for a 6 p.m. (CT) tip.



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