Jan. 25, 2012
Box Score |
Memphis (14 -6, 5-1) 73, Rice (11-10, 2 -4) 51
January 25, 2012
FedEx Forum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
Wednesday's meeting marked the ninth meeting between the two schools, and their seventh meeting as conference opponents.
Memphis leads the overall series 8-1, and 6-1 as conference opponents.
Memphis has a 4 -0 record when playing Rice at home.
Wesley Witherspoon tied his season high in steals with two; it is the seventh time Witherspoon has snagged two steals in a game during the 2011-2012 campaign.
Chris Crawford led Memphis with 15 points, the third time he has led the team in scoring this season.
Will Barton paced Memphis with eight rebounds, the 14th time that Barton has led the team in rebounds this season.
Will Barton and Joe Jackson both registered four assist to lead the Tigers, the fourth time Barton has led the team and the seventh time for Jackson.
Tarik Black, Chris Crawford, D. J. Stephens, and Stan Simpson each checked in with one block. Black has led the team nine times this season, Crawford three times, Stephens one time, and Simpson three times.
Memphis connected on 27-of-63 (42.9 percent) of its shots, the sixth time this season the Tigers have won a game shooting less than 50 percent.
In the second half Memphis was 14-for-30 (46.7 percent) from the floor, this is the third game in a row that the Tigers have shot less than 50 percent in the second half.
Joe Jackson was a perfect 5-for-5 in shooting free-throw. Jackson is 59-of-69 (85.5 percent) from the charity stripe on the season to lead the team.
Tarik Black (10), Antonio Barton (11), and Chris Crawford (15) each hauled in double-figures in total points. This marked the 13th time this season the Tigers have had at least three players in double-figures. The Tigers are 9-4 when they have at least three players in double-digits.