March 10, 2012
Box Score |
Memphis (26 -8) 83, Marshall (21-13) 57
March 10, 2012
FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
Saturday was the 13th meeting between the two schools with the last 11 as conference foes.
Memphis leads the all-time series 11-2.
The Tigers are 7-0 when playing Marshall in Memphis.
Ferrakahon Hall registered season high in points with 10. Hall's previous high was seven against Robert Morris (12/29/11).
D.J. Stephens swatted a season-high-tying three blocks. Stephens recorded three blocks one other time this year against ECU (02/08/12).
Joe Jackson led the team in scoring by recording in 19 points, the third time he has led the team this season.
Will Barton led the team with 13 rebounds, the 23rd time he has led the team in rebounds this season.
Tarik Black led the Tigers with one steal, the fifth time he has led the team this season.
D.J. Stephens recorded three blocks to lead the Tigers, the sixth time he has led the team this season.
Memphis won its sixth C-USA Tournament Championship.
Will Barton's 18 points gave the sophomore 615 points on the season. Barton is one of five underclassmen Memphis history to accomplish the feat, and now ranks 40th all-time in Tiger history with 1,046 points.
Will Barton hauled in 13 rebounds and scored 18 points to record his 11th double-double of the 2011-2012 campaign. Barton has 11 double-doubles as a Tiger.
Memphis registered its highest free throw percentage this season. The Tigers nailed 25-of-27 shots from the charity stripe (.926). The previous season high was .909 against Jackson State (11/28/11).
Ferrakohn Hall (10), Joe Jackson (19), Chris Crawford (10), Will Barton (18) and Wesley Witherspoon (11) each scored in double-figures. The Tigers are 3-0 on the season when five players register double-figures.
General Notes - From C-USA
Memphis receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. It will be the Tigers 23rd NCAA appearance and the sixth in the last seven years.
The Tigers have now won their last six C-USA Tournament Championship games. Memphis won four-consecutive C-USA Tournament crowns from 2006-09 and also claimed the 2011 tourney title. The Tigers have defeated five different schools in the title game: Marshall (2012), UTEP (2011), Tulsa (2009, 2008), Houston (2007) and UAB (2006). The six championships by Memphis are two more than any other school has claimed in the league's history (Cincinnati with four).
The 26-point margin of victory tied for the largest margin of victory in a C-USA Tournament Championship Game (Memphis 77, Tulsa 51 in 2008).
The 2012 Tournament MVP is Memphis sophomore guard Joe Jackson. He becomes the first back-to-back Tournament MVP in C-USA history.
The 2012 C-USA All-Tournament Team is Dennis Tinnon and DeAndre Kane of Marshall, along with Will Barton, Tarik Black and Joe Jackson of Memphis.
The .591 (26-of-44) field throw percentage by Memphis is a new Championship Final Game record, breaking the mark of .566 set by Memphis in 2008 vs. Tulsa.
The .926 (25-of-27) free throw percentage by Memphis is a new Championship Final Game record, breaking the mark of .833 set by Memphis in 2009 vs. Tulsa.
Memphis Notes - From C-USA
Head coach Josh Pastner is the first Tigers coach to win two conference tournament titles in his first three seasons as head coach. Dana Kirk (third season in 1981-82) and Larry Finch (first season in 1986-87) are the only other Memphis coaches with one league tourney title in their first three seasons.
Memphis is now 15-0 all-time as a No.1 seed in the C-USA Tournament.
The Tigers have won their last three C-USA Tournament Championship games played at FedExForum by an average of 25.7 points (Marshall today and Tulsa in 2009 and 2008).
Memphis won their three games in this year's C-USA Tournament by an average of 25.0 points. The Tigers three opponents shot a combined .383 (64-of-167) in the tournament.
Memphis has not allowed 60 points in a C-USA Tourney game played at FedExForum in 11 straight games (since Marshall scored 71 in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Tournament).
During the Tigers current seven-game winning streak their average margin of victory is 22.7 points.
Sophomore guard Will Barton posted his 11th double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
This was the third time this season that Memphis has placed five players in double-figure scoring.