Memphis Basketball Postgame Notes vs LeMoyne-Owen
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Go Tigers!

Jan. 18, 2014

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  Series Notes
  • Today’s game was the first regular-season meeting between the two programs. 
  • With the win, Memphis takes a 1-0 lead in the regular-season series. 
  • Memphis and LeMoyne-Owen College played six previous times, but all six were exhibitions. 
  • All seven meetings (today’s regular season and six exhibitions) all were played at FedExForum.
  Interesting Tidbit
  • LeMoyne-Owen’s Naffe Toure fouled out in the first half. In fact, he entered the game at the 16:30 mark of the first half and picked up his fifth foul with 3:30 left in the first half and only played eight minutes. According to longtime Memphis official scorer Jimmy Hayslip (53 years keeping the official scorebook) and Tigers basketball historian and radio color analyst Matt Dillon, it is believed that it’s the first time in Memphis history that a player (Tigers or opponent) fouled out in the first half.
  Team Notes
  • The last time Memphis scored 100 points was in a 102-80 win over UT Martin on Nov. 23, 2010. 
  • Memphis bounced back after its Jan. 16 loss to Connecticut with today’s victory over LeMoyne-Owen. The Tigers now have a 34-4 record (.895 winning percentage) in games following a loss in the Josh Pastner era. 
  • LeMoyne-Owen College is the second NCAA Division II program that Memphis has played as a regular-season opponent in the 21st century. The Tigers played NCAA Division II foe Christian Brothers in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 regular seasons (both Memphis wins). 
  • Memphis improved its non-conference record in games played in January/February since 2003-04 to 20-7 (.741 winning percentage) with Saturday’s win over LeMoyne-Owen. 
  • The Tigers improved their homecourt record at FedExForum to 169-20 (.894 winning percentage) since the building opened in 2004-05. The 169 home wins are the most in NCAA Division I basketball since 2004-05. 
  • Memphis scored 52 points in the first half vs. LeMoyne-Owen today. It was the fourth time this season the Tigers piled up 50 or more points in the first half (56 vs. Northwestern State; 51 vs. Austin Peay, Nicholls). 
  • The Tigers handed out 29 assists today. Memphis has had double-figure assists in every game this season.
  Players Notes
  • Nick King recorded his first double-figure scoring game Saturday since Nov. 23 vs. Nicholls. King had 18 points in Saturday’s win over LeMoyne-Owen. 
  • Kuran Iverson posted the first double-figure scoring game of his career with 11 points Saturday vs. LeMoyne-Owen. 
  • Chris Crawford hit three treys vs. LeMoyne-Owen Saturday, and his third three-pointer gave him 200 for his career. Crawford is only the fourth Tiger in school history to have 200 or more three-pointers made in a career (Rodney Carney, 287; Anthony Rice, 242; Doneal Mack, 239) 
  • Joe Jackson’s four points vs. LeMoyne-Owen Saturday ended a streak of 14-straight double-figure scoring games, the seventh-longest streak of its kind since 2003-04. Last season, Jackson had a streak of 16-straight, double-figure scoring games. Jackson’s 2012-13 16-game streak was the fifth-longest of its kind since 2003-04. 
  • Chris Crawford played in his 113th-consecutive contest vs. LeMoyne-Owen Saturday. 
  • Joe Jackson moved up the Memphis career scoring chart with his four points vs. LeMoyne-Owen Saturday. He is in the No. 12 spot with 1,444 career points. Up next for Jackson is Phillip Haynes, who is No. 11 with 1,479 career points from 1980-84. 
  • Chris Crawford also moved up the Tigers career scoring list with his nine points vs. LeMoyne-Owen Saturday. He moved up to the No. 39 spot with 1,078 career points. Up next for Crawford is Baskerville Holmes, who scored 1,112 career points (1982-86).
  Up Next
  • Memphis continues its four-game homestand when it returns back to American Athletic Conference play Thursday, Jan. 23 against Houston. The game, to be televised on ESPNews, is scheduled for a 7 p.m. (CT) start.



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