Feb. 15, 2012
Memphis (19 -7, 9-2) 82, Tulane (15-10, 3-8) 64
February 15, 2012
Fogleman Arena (New Orleans, La.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
Saturday's meeting marked the 52nd meeting between the two schools.
Memphis leads the overall series 43-9, and 25-2 as Conference USA foes.
The Tigers have a 16-7 record when playing Tulane in New Orleans.
Memphis has won the last 20 meetings with Tulane
Wesley Witherspoon tied a career and season high for steals with four. Witherspoon previously snagged four against ECU (02/08/12).
Chris Crawford tied a career high and season high for steals with five. Crawford previously stole five against UAB (02/11/12).
Will Barton set a career high for assists with seven, his previous career high was six which he last recorded against Lipscomb (12/19/11)
Will Barton led the team in scoring with 20 points. This the 14th time Barton has led the team in scoring this season.
Will Barton led the team with nine rebounds, the 18th time he has led the team this season.
Will Barton led the Tigers with seven assists, the fifth time he has led the team this season.
Chris Crawford snagged five steals to lead Memphis, the 13th time he has led the team this season.
Will Barton poured in 20 points to register his team leading 22nd double figure-scoring game of the season. Barton now has 45 double figure-scoring games donning the Blue and Gray. The sophomore is now 95 points away from eclipsing the 1,000 point mark for his career in Memphis.
Memphis nailed 35-of-55 (61.8%) in shooting for the game, the highest percentage so far in the 2011-2012 campaign. The Tigers' previous high was 58.6 percent against Belmont (11/15/11). The Tigers are 11-2 on the season when shooting 50 percent or higher.
In the second half Memphis was 20-of-27 (74.1%) in shooting, the highest second-half shooting percentage of the season.
Memphis scored a season high 58 points in the paint. The previous season high was 50 against Tennessee.
On the season Memphis is 4-7 when trailing at halftime.
Will Barton (20), Tarik Black (18), Chris Crawford (13), Wesley Witherspoon (10) and Joe Jackson (10) each scored in double-figures. The Tigers are 2-0 on the season when five players score in double-digits. The last time Memphis had at least five player score in double-figures was against Lipscomb (12/19/11). This was the seventh consecutive game the Tigers had at least 3 players score double- figures.