Memphis vs. Temple Postgame Notes (Feb. 22)
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Feb. 22, 2014

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  Memphis vs. Temple - Series Notes
  • With tonight's win, Memphis improves its series lead over Temple to 7-5.

  • The Tigers sweep the conference regular-season series with Temple. Memphis won 79-69 in Philadelphia on Jan. 11.

  • All 12 meetings between the two programs have been decided by 10 or fewer points.

  • The average margin of victory in the series is 5.6 points.

  Memphis vs. Temple - Team Notes
  • Tonight's game was Temple's first at FedExForum. The Tigers are 3-1 against FedExForum newcomers in 2013-14, defeating Nicholls, Rutgers and Temple and losing to Connecticut.

  • Memphis now has a 24-2 record against first-time visitors to FedExForum in the Josh Pastner era.

  • Memphis is now 15-16 against NCAA Division I schools located in the city of Philadelphia. The Tigers are 14-15 against the Big 5 schools.

  • The Tigers won their 175th game at FedExForum since the arena opened in 2004-05. The 175 home court victories are the most in the nation since 2004-05.

  • Under head coach Josh Pastner, Memphis is 46-22 in single-digit outcome games and 29-14 in games decided by five or fewer points.

  • Memphis is now 10-4 in American Athletic Conference play. The Tigers have won 10 or more conference games for nine straight seasons (since 2004-05).

  • Memphis improves to 13-1 this season when they shoot 50 percent or better from the field. The Tigers finished 35-61 (57.4 percent) in tonight's victory.

  • Memphis is now 6-1 in games this season when five or more Tigers score in double figures.

  • Memphis finished with 21 assists in tonight's victory, and improved to 9-0 this season when the Tigers have more than 20 assists in a game.

  Memphis vs. Temple - Player Notes
  • Austin Nichols posted his first collegiate double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Nichols' double-double was the seventh for the Tigers this season.

  • Nichols also recorded a career-high seven blocks in tonight's game. That mark ties for eighth most in single game in school history. The last Tiger to finish with seven or more blocked shots in a game was Tarik Black against Robert Morris on Dec. 29, 2011.

  • With the win tonight, Josh Pastner now has 127 career victories as the Memphis head coach. His 127 wins are tied for the sixth-most in NCAA history for head coaches in their first five seasons.

  • Shaq Goodwin recorded his 19th double-figure scoring game tonight. He had only 13 double-figure scoring games all of last season.

  • Joe Jackson moved up the Memphis career scoring chart with his 12 points vs. Temple Saturday. He remained in the No. 9 spot and now has 1,606 points. Up next for Jackson is Bill Cook, who is No. 8 with 1,629 career points from 1972-76.

  • Chris Crawford also moved up the Tigers career scoring list with his seven points vs. Temple Saturday. He remained in the No. 30 spot with his 1,169 career points. Up next for Crawford is Vincent Askew, who scored 1,171 career points (1984-87).

  Up Next for Memphis
  • Memphis returns to action Thursday, Feb. 27 when it travels to Houston, Texas, to face the Cougars in an American Athletic Conference showdown. The game, to air on CBS Sports Network, is scheduled for an 8 p.m. (CT) start.



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