March 3, 2012
Memphis (23 -8, 13-3) 78, Tulsa (17-13, 10-6) 66
March 3, 2012
Reynolds Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
- Saturday’s meeting marked the 34th meeting between the two schools.
- Memphis leads the overall series 21-13
- The Tigers have a 10-5 record when playing at Tulsa.
- Chris Crawford tied a season high with seven assists. Crawford has recorded seven assists five times this season with the last coming against Marshall (02/25/12).
- Will Barton scored a career high 30 points, Barton’s previous high was 29 against Marshall (01/28/12). Barton also tied a career high in field goals with 12.
- Will Barton led the team in scoring with 30 points, the 17th time he has done so during the 2011-2012 campaign. Barton has recorded double-figure point totals 27 times this season and 51 times in his career as a Tiger.
- Will Barton led the team with nine rebounds, the 21st time he has led the team in rebounds this season.
- Chris Crawford led the Tigers with seven assists, the 14th time he has led the team this season.
- Chris Crawford and Will Barton each snagged three steals to lead Memphis. This is the 14th time Crawford has led the team this season, and seventh for Barton.
- Chris Crawford led the team in blocks with two, the eighth time he has led the team in blocks this season.
- Memphis won its fifth out-right Conference USA regular-season title.
- Will Barton scored 30 points giving him 1,011 points for his career at Memphis. Barton is the 47th Tiger in the school’s history to reach the milestone. Barton is only the ninth player to reach the 1,000-point mark in just two seasons, joining Keith Lee (1981-83), Elliott Perry (1987-89), Larry Finch (1970-72), Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway (1991-93), Win Wilfong (1955-57), Omar Sneed (1997-99), Darius Washington, Jr. (2004-06) and Lorenzen Wright (1994-96).
- Will Barton is the first Tiger to record at least 30 points in a game since Elliot Williams accomplished the feat with 32 points against Rice (01/16/10).
- Will Barton (30), Wesley Witherspoon (13), and Joe Jackson (16) each scored in double-figures. Memphis is 16-5 on the season when at least three players record double-figures.