Memphis vs. Rutgers Postgame Notes
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Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Feb. 4, 2014

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  Memphis vs. Rutgers – Series Notes
  • Tonight’s meeting was the first between Memphis and Rutgers. The Tigers won 101-69.

  • The two programs meet again Feb. 22 in Piscataway, N.J. It will be Memphis’ first trip to the state of New Jersey since it played at Seton Hall (ranked No. 1 at the time) in the 1952-53 season.

  Memphis vs. Rutgers – Team Notes
  • The 32-point victory was the largest margin of victory for the Tigers in a conference game since a 34-point win over UAB on Feb. 11, 2012. Memphis won that contest 79-45.

  • The Tigers’ 35-point lead (56-21) at the half is the largest halftime advantage for Memphis in the 21st century (since 2000-01). The previous largest halftime lead for Memphis in the 21st century was 33 points (55-22) over Savannah State in the 2004-05 season opener (also first game played in FedExForum).

  • Memphis scored over 100 points for the second time this season. The last season where Memphis eclipsed 100 points in two or more games was in 2010-11.

  • The Tigers scored 56 points in the first half, the fifth time this season Memphis has scored 50 or more points in a half. The 56 points also match a season-high for points in a half this season (Memphis posted 56 points in the first half against Northwestern State on Dec. 7, 2013).

  • Six Memphis players finished in double figures in tonight’s game. The Tigers also accomplished that feat in the season-opening 95-69 victory over Austin Peay on Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Memphis finished the game with a season-high 12 three-point field goals. The Tigers shot a season-best 63.2% from behind the arc (12-for-19). Memphis last shot over 60% from downtown on Jan. 4, 2013 against Tennessee (7-for-11, 63.6%).

  • Memphis finished tonight’s game with 26 assists, the eighth time the Tigers have posted 20 or more assists in a game this season.

  • The Tigers finished the game with a .590 field-goal percentage (36-for-61), the team’s highest shooting percentage in a game this season.

  • With tonight’s win, Memphis improved its all-time record against first-time foes to 157-70 (.692 winning percentage).

  • Since 2000-01, the Tigers are 30-2 (.938 winning percentage) against first-time opponents.

  • Memphis is a perfect 9-0 against first-time foes under head coach Josh Pastner.

  • Tonight’s win improved Memphis’ record against first-time visitors to FedExForum to 23-2 (.920 winning percentage) under head coach Josh Pastner.

  • Memphis improved its record at FedExForum to 172-20 (.896 winning percentage) with tonight’s win over Rutgers. The Tigers’ 172 wins at FedExForum are the most homecourt victories in the nation since 2004-05.

  Memphis vs. Rutgers – Player Notes
  • The four-year senior class of Chris Crawford, Trey Draper and Joe Jackson won its 99th game tonight (99-29 record).

  • Chris Crawford posted his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds. It is his third career double-double.

  • Crawford also moved up the Tigers career scoring list with his 12 points vs. Rutgers Tuesday. He moved into the No. 35 spot with 1,124 career points. Up next for Crawford is James Douglas, who scored 1,143 career points (1968-71).

  • Crawford also connected on multiple three-point field goals in a game for the 14th time this season.

  • Joe Jackson moved up the Memphis career scoring chart with his 16 points vs. Rutgers Tuesday. He remained in the No. 10 spot with 1,531 career points. Up next for Jackson is Chris Douglas-Roberts, who is No. 9 with 1,545 career points from 2005-08.

  • Jackson finished with a season-high eight assists in tonight’s contest.

  • Austin Nichols finished with 18 points in tonight’s contest, scoring in double figures for the seventh time this season.

  Up Next for Memphis
  • Memphis continues its three-game homestand Saturday, Feb. 9 when it hosts Gonzaga in a top-25, non-conference showdown at FedExForum. The game, to air on ESPN, is slated for an 8 p.m. (CT) start. Earlier on Saturday, ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm, airs from FedExForum from 9-11 a.m. (CT).



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