Memphis vs. Louisville Postgame Notes
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Go Tigers!

Jan. 9, 2014

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No. 24/22 Memphis (11-3, 2-1) 73, No. 12/8 Louisville (13-3, 2-1) 67
Jan. 9, 2014
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

  Memphis at Louisville - Series Notes
  • Louisville now leads the all-time series 53-35 after tonight’s contest.

  • Tonight’s 88th encounter between the two longtime rivals makes it the second-longest series in Memphis history. Southern Miss and Memphis have played 91 times.

  • The Memphis victory tonight snapped a four-game winning streak for Louisville in the series, dating back to the 2004-05 season.

  • Before tonight, Memphis’ last win in the series was the first of three meetings between the two programs in 2004-05, an 85-68 victory for the Tigers in Freedom Hall Feb. 9, 2005.

  • Tonight’s Memphis-Louisville meeting was the first as conference foes since 2004-05, when both teams were members of Conference USA.

  • Tonight’s meeting also was the 13th time Memphis and Louisville met when both teams were ranked. Louisville now has a 9-4 series lead in those ranked match-ups.

  Memphis at Louisville - Team Notes
  • Memphis extended its conference road winning streak to 14 straight games with tonight’s victory. The Tigers’ last lost a conference road game Feb. 1, 2012, at Southern Miss 75-72.

  • Memphis has now won 17 consecutive conference games away from FedExForum. The win streak includes 14 true road victories and three wins in the 2013 Conference USA Tournament held in Tulsa, Okla.

  • Memphis now is 33-4 (.892 winning percentage) following a loss under head coach Josh Pastner.

  • With tonight’s win, Memphis improves to 2-1 in American Athletic Conference play and avoids dipping under .500 in conference for the first time since the start of the 2003-04 Conference USA season. That season, Memphis began C-USA play 0-2 with road setbacks at Southern Miss and DePaul.

  • The Tigers picked up their first conference road win over a ranked opponent since an 85-68 win at #9 Louisville on Feb. 9, 2005.

  • All five Memphis starters scored in double figures in the same game for the first time this season.

  Memphis at Louisville - Player Notes
    • Geron Johnson posted his second double-double of his career (and season) with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

    • Shaq Goodwin and Joe Jackson led Memphis in scoring tonight, each finishing with 15 points.

    • Chris Crawford had one steal in the victory, giving him 200 steals in his Memphis career. That number ranks sixth all-time in program history.

    • Chris Crawford played in his 110th-consecutive contest vs. Louisville tonight.

    • Joe Jackson moved up the Memphis career scoring chart with his 15 points vs. Louisville Thursday, and now has 1,419 career points. He moved past Mike Butler (1,409 points, 1965-68) into the No. 13 spot. Up next for Jackson is Andre Turner, who is No. 12 with 1,442 career points from 1982-86.

    • Chris Crawford also moved up the Tigers career scoring list with his 12 points vs. Louisville Thursday. He remained in the No. 42 spot with 1,052 points, but is only two points behind Darius Washington Jr. in the No. 41 position with 1,054 points from 2004-06.

      Up Next for Memphis
    • Memphis remains on the road with a trip to Philadelphia, Pa., Saturday for an American Athletic Conference contest with Temple. The game, to be televised on ESPN2, is scheduled for a 2 p.m. (CT) start.



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