Memphis vs. Gonzaga Postgame Notes
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Feb. 8, 2014

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  Memphis vs. Gonzaga – Series Notes
  • Tonight’s game was the eighth meeting between the two programs.

  • With the win, Memphis leads the all-time series 6-2

  • Memphis has now won six of the last seven meetings in the series.

  • Tonight’s game was the third time the two programs met with both teams ranked. Memphis now leads 3-0 in games in which both teams were ranked.

  • The 114 combined points in the game are the fewest in the series. The previous low was 118, when the Tigers won 68-50 at Gonzaga on Feb. 7, 2009.

  Memphis vs. Gonzaga – Team Notes
  • Memphis picked up its first win as the host of ESPN GameDay. The Tigers lost their ESPN GameDay game in 2005 to Louisville (53-44) and the 2008 meeting with Tennessee (66-62).

  • The Tigers’ only other ESPN GameDay win was in 2009 at Gonzaga (68-50).

  • The Tigers’ first-half point total of 22 vs. Gonzaga was their fewest in an opening half this season. The previous low was 24 points vs. UALR Dec. 13 (UALR led 31-24 at the break).

  • Memphis is 4-1 in single-digit outcome games this season. Gonzaga fell to 4-3 in single-digit games in 2013-14.

  • In the Josh Pastner era, the Tigers are 43-21 in single-digit outcome games.

  • Memphis record at FedExForum is now 173-20 (.896 winning percentage) after tonight’s win. The Tigers’ 173 wins at FedExForum still are the most homecourt victories in the nation since 2004-05.

  • The Tigers are 2-0 this season when a player celebrates his birthday as Joe Jackson turned 22 on Saturday. Memphis celebrated Michael Dixon Jr.’s birthday Dec. 1 with a 73-68 victory over No. 5/8 Oklahoma State in Orlando at the Old Spice Classic.

  Memphis vs. Gonzaga – Player Notes
  • The four-year senior class of Chris Crawford, Trey Draper and Joe Jackson picked up career victory No. 100 with the win. The four-year seniors record sits at 100-29 and the group is the eighth-straight four-year class to reach 100 wins.Joe Jackson moved up the Memphis career scoring chart with his 10 points vs. Gonzaga Saturday. He remained in the No. 10 spot with 1,541 career points. Up next for Jackson is Chris Douglas-Roberts, who is No. 9 with 1,545 career points from 2005-08.

  • Chris Crawford also moved up the Tigers career scoring list with his 11 points vs. Gonzaga Saturday. He remained in the No. 35 spot with 1,124 career points. Up next for Crawford is James Douglas, who scored 1,143 career points (1968-71).

  • Joe Jackson registered his second block of the season at the 13:41 mark of the second half. The 6’1’ guard blocked the shot of 7’1” center Przemek Karnowski.

  Up Next for Memphis
  • Memphis wraps up its three-game homestand Wednesday, Feb. 12 when it hosts American Athletic Conference foe UCF at FedExForum. The game, to air on ESPNU, is slated for an 8 p.m. (CT) start.


 

 

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