March 16, 2013
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No. 20/17 Memphis (30-4) 91, Southern Miss (25-9) 79
March 16, 2013
C-USA Tournament Final
BOK Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
- The was the 91st meeting between the two programs
- Memphis leads the all-time series 76-24.
- Memphis has won 21 of the last 22 meeting with Southern Miss
- The Tigers are 3-0 against Southern Miss in Conference USA Tournament play.
- D.J. Stephens tied a career-high with three steals; Stephens has notched three steals four times with the last coming against Marshall (2/16/13).
- Chris Crawford led Memphis with 23 points, the ninth time he has led the team this season.
- Adonis Thomas led the Tigers with eight rebounds, the sixth time he has led Memphis this season.
- Chris Crawford led the Tigers with six assists, the ninth time he has led the team this season.
- D.J. Stephens notched five blocks to lead the Tigers, the 23rd time he has led the Tigers this season.
- D.J. Stephens swiped three steals to lead Memphis, the ninth time he has led the team this season.
- Memphis won its seventh Conference USA Tournament title, a new conference record. All of Memphis’ C-USA Tournament titles have come in come in last eight years. This was Memphis’ third C-USA Tournament title in a row.
- Chris Crawford earned Conference USA Tournament MVP. Crawford set a C-USA Tournament record with 19 treys in four games. Crawford broke former Tiger Anthony Rice’s record of 15 set 2005 (four games).
- Chris Crawford (23 points) and Joe Jackson (22 points) each recorded 20-point games. Jackson now has five 20-point games this season and 13 for his career. Crawford now has four 20-point games this season and five for his career. This was Crawford’s fourth straight game with 20 or more points.
- This was Memphis first double-overtime game in Conference USA tournament play.
- Chris Crawford (23 points), Joe Jackson (22 points), Adonis Thomas (19 points), D.J. Stephens (12 points) and Geron Johnson (10 points) all recorded double-figures scoring. This was the second-straight game five Tigers scored in double-digits. Memphis is 8-0 this season when five players score in double-digits.