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March 8, 2012

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Memphis (24 -8) 65, UTEP (15-17) 47
March 8, 2012
FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Postgame Notes

Series Notes

  • Thursday’s meeting marked the 14thmeeting between the two schools.
  • UTEP leads the overall series 9-5
  • The Tigers have a 5-2 record when playing in Memphis.
  • In C-USA Tournament play Memphis has a 2-0 advantage over the Miners.

Career/Season Highs

  • Tarik Black tied a career high in rebound with 13 against UTEP. He last snagged 13 in a game against SMU (01/21/12).
  • Joe Jackson set a career high for steals with five. His previous was four which he recorded two times with last coming against UTEP (02/18/12).
  • Chris Crawford tied his season high for assists for the sixth time this season with seven. 

Game Leaders

  • Joe Jackson led the team in scoring by hauling in 17 points, the third time he has led the team this season.
  • Tarik Black led the team with 13 rebounds, the sixth time he has led the team in rebounds this season.
  • Chris Crawford led the Tigers with seven assists, the 15th time he has led the team this season.
  • Joe Jackson snagged five steals to lead the Tigers, the seventh time he has led the team this season.
  •  D.J. Stephens and Tarik Black led Memphis in blocks with three each. The 15th time Black has led the team and the sixth time for Stephens.

Game Notes

  • Tarik Black registered a double-double hauling in 15 points and 13 rebounds. Black has three double-doubles this season and four in his time as a Tiger.
  • Adonis Thomas returned to the court for Memphis for the first time since Jan. 11, 2012 when he injured his ankle in a game against Southern Miss.
  • The Tigers advance to the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament for the seventh time in eight years.
  • Memphis is now 13-0 all-time as a No.1 seed in the C-USA Tournament.
  • The Tigers have allowed less than 50 points in four straight C-USA Tournament games at FedExForum.  Memphis has not allowed 60 points in a C-USA Tourney game in Memphis in nine straight (since Marshall scored 71 in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Tournament).
  • The 15 steals by Memphis was the sixth-highest total ever in a C-USA Tournament game and the most since TCU had 17 vs. Marquette on March 9, 2005



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