Jan. 21, 2012
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Memphis (13-6, 4-1) 63, SMU (14-5, 3-2) 45
January 21, 2012
FedEx Forum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
Wednesday's meeting marked the 13th meeting between the two schools, and their 11th meeting as conference opponents.
Memphis leads the overall series 10 -3, and leads 8-2 as a conference opponent.
Memphis has a 7 -1 record when playing SMU at home.
Tarik Black reeled in a career high in rebounds with 13. Black's previous career high of 11 came against Tulane (3/5/11).
Will Barton led Memphis with 24 points, the 11th time he has led the team in scoring this season.
Tarik Black led Memphis with 13 rebounds; this marked the third time that Black has led the team in rebounds this season. Black has recorded double-figure rebounds one other time this season, and has four double-figure rebounding games for his career.
Chris Crawford led Memphis with four assist, the 10th time he has led the team in assist this season.
Tarik Black and Wesley Witherspoon both recorded 1 block each to lead the team, the ninth time for Black this season and Witherspoon's second.
Will Barton scored 24 points, the 13th-straight game that he has scored in double-figures. On the year, Barton has scored double-figures in 17-of-19 games. Barton has 40 double-figure scoring games in his career.
Memphis connected on 23-of-54 (42.6 %) of its shots marking the fifth time this season the Tigers have won a game shooting less than 50%.
Tarik Black finished the game with 11 points; this marked the 42st game in a row for Black to score a point, his third game in a row to score in double-figures, and the ninth time this season he has scored in double-figures. Black also recorded his first double-double of the season hauling in 13 rebounds. This is the third double-double of Black's career with the last coming against UTEP in the 2011 C-USA Conference Tournament Championship.
In the second half Memphis held SMU to 17 points, and at one point held the Mustangs scoreless for eight minutes and 57 seconds.