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Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Feb. 26, 2013

Recap |  Box Score

No. 19/17 Memphis (24-4) 62, Xavier (16-11) 64
February 26, 2013
Cintas Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Series Notes

  • This was the ninth meeting between the two programs.
  • Xavier leads the all-time series 7-2.
  • The Tigers are 0-4 when playing Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Career/Season Highs

  • Tarik Black tied a season high with two blocks. Black has recorded two blocks in a game four times with the last coming against Tulsa (2/2/13).

Game Leaders

  •  Geron Johnson led the Tigers with 14 points, the fifth time he has led the team this season.
  • Tarik Black led the team in rebounds with nine, the fifth time he has led the Tigers this season.
  • Joe Jackson recorded five assists to lead Memphis, the 18th time he has led the Tigers this season.
  • Geron Johnson tallied two steals to lead the Tigers, the 12th time he has led Memphis this season.
  • D.J. Stephens notched five blocks to lead the team, the 19th time he has led the Tigers this season.

Game Notes

  • The Tigers scored a season low 20 points in the first half. Memphis’ 20 first-half points was its lowest point total in any half of basketball this season, the Tigers’ previous low was 22 points coming against both Northern Iowa (11/24/12) and SMU (2/6/13).
  • Xavier snapped Memphis’ 18-game winning streak. The Musketeers also snapped the Tigers’ nation-leading 11-game road winning streak dating back to last season.
  • This was the fifth time this season that Memphis trailed at the half. The Tigers carry a record of 2-3 when trailing at the half during the 2012-2013 campaign.
  • Geron Johnson (14 points), Joe Jackson (11 points) and Chris Crawford (10 points) each recorded double-figures scoring for Memphis. The Tigers are 14-4 this season when at least three players score in double-digits.



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