Feb. 22, 2012
Box Score |
Memphis (20-8, 10-3 C-USA) 70, ECU (12-14, 3-10 C-USA) 47
February 22, 2012
FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
Wednesday's meeting marked the 13th meeting between the two schools.
Memphis leads the overall series 12-1, all as Conference USA foes.
The Tigers have a 6-0 record when playing East Carolina in Memphis.
Wesley Witherspoon set a career high for steals with five. Witherspoon's previous career high was four which he last recorded against Tulane (02/15/12).
D.J. Stephens set a new season high for rebounds with five. Stephen's previous season high was four which he snagged in the Tigers first meeting this season with East Carolina (02/08/12).
Will Barton led the team in scoring with 25 points, the 19th time this season Barton has led the team in scoring on this season.
Will Barton led the team eight rebounds, the 18th time he has led the team in rebounds this season.
Joe Jackson led the Tigers with seven assists, the 10th time he has led the team this season.
Wesley Witherspoon snagged five steals to lead Memphis, the sixth time he has led the team this season.
Tarik Black and D.J. Stephens led the team in blocks with two each.
The Tigers set a new school record by registering their 12th straight 20-win season.
Head coach Josh Pastner is the fourth coach in Memphis history to record 20 wins in each of his first three seasons. He joins John Calipari, Larry Finch, and Wayne Yates as the only coaches to accomplish the feat.
Memphis now has 14 double-digit win seasons in C-USA play, the most in league history.
The Tigers tied a season high for steals with 15. The last time Memphis recorded 15 steals was against Jackson State (11/28/11).
Memphis forced 26 turnovers against ECU setting a new season high. The previous season high was against Jackson State with 23 (11/28/11)
Memphis allowed 15 points in the second half, the lowest point total allowed in a single half all season. The previous season low was 17 against SMU (01/21/12). It's the lowest total since Feb. 28, 2009 against Southern Miss when the Tigers allowed 14 first half points at FedExForum.
Will Barton recorded his 23rd double-figure scoring game. Barton now has 46 double-digit scoring games for his career.
Will Barton (25), Joe Jackson (13) and Antonio Barton (11) each hauled in double-digits in scoring. The Tigers are 13-5 on the season when they have at least three players score in double-figures.
In his first starting appearance since Georgetown (12/22/11), Joe Jackson hauled in 13 points, five rebounds, and seven assists.