No. 14 Memphis Defeats SMU, 79-66
Feb. 4, 2009
DALLAS, Texas (AP) - Tyreke Evans scored 26 points, including eight in a key second-half run, and No. 14 Memphis won its 50th straight Conference USA game, beating SMU 79-66 on Wednesday night.
The Tigers (19-3, 8-0) last lost in league play to UAB on March 2, 2006. The Tigers have won 13 straight, the second-longest winning streak in the nation behind Utah State's 16.
The Tigers trailed 41-39 early in the second half before they went on a 21-5 run that gave them the lead for good. Evans scored eight points in the surge, including a 3-pointer that gave Memphis a 60-46 lead with just over 4 minutes remaining.
SMU (6-14, 1-7) has lost five straight games and nine in a row to ranked teams dating to 2003.
Paul McCoy had 16 points for SMU, while Mouhammad Faye added 14 and Derek Williams 13.