March 21, 2014
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|| Series Notes
- With the win tonight, Memphis evened the series with George Washington at 1-1.
- Tonight’s game was only the second meeting between the two programs. The last time the two faced each other was 1994 Preseason NIT (1994-95 season; 69-60 GW win).
|| Team Notes
- Memphis won its 15th-straight NCAA Tournament game when leading at halftime. The last time the Tigers lost an NCAA Tournament game when leading at the half was 2003 when they led Arizona State 33-32 at the break and lost 84-71.
- Memphis now is 39-4 in games following a loss in the Josh Pastner era. The last time Memphis dropped consecutive games under Pastner was near the start of the 2012-13 season (VCU and Minnesota in Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas) – or 65 games ago.
- The Tigers improved their record in single-digit outcome games to 10-3 this season after Friday’s 71-66 win over George Washington. Under Josh Pastner, Memphis is 49-23 in single-digit outcome games and 30-14 in games decided by five or fewer points.
- Tonight’s NCAA Tournament appearance was Memphis’ 26th in program history.
- Memphis’ all-time NCAA Tournament record is now 34-25.
- Tonight’s game was the Tigers’ fourth appearance playing in Raleigh, N.C., in the program’s history. Memphis’ record when playing in Raleigh is 2-2.
- Memphis is a perfect 3-0 in games against opponents celebrating their 100th year of basketball (Louisville twice, George Washington).
- Memphis improved its record in NCAA Tournament East Region games to 3-2. The Tigers also played in the East Region in 1982 and 2004.
- The Tigers now have a 55-50 all-time record against current members of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
|| Head Coach/Player Notes
- Josh Pastner won his 130th game as a collegiate head coach (also as Memphis’ head coach) Friday. He is one of seven head coaches in NCAA Division I history to win 130 or more games in his first five years.
- Chris Crawford moved into the No. 3 spot on the career three-pointers made chart with his three made treys vs. George Washington Friday. He now has 241 career three-pointers made, and is one shy of tying Anthony Rice (2001-05) for second place with 242 career treys.
- Joe Jackson moved up the Memphis career scoring chart with his 15 points vs. Virginia Friday. He moved into the No. 7 spot and now has 1,680 points (moved past Dexter Reed with 1,678 points from 1973-77). Up next for Jackson is Cedric Henderson, who is No. 6 with 1,697 career points from 1993-97.
- Chris Crawford also moved up the Tigers career scoring list with his nine points vs. George Washington Friday. He remained in the No. 25 spot with his 1,220 career points. Up next for Crawford is William Bedford, who scored 1,224 career points (1983-86).
|| Up Next
- Memphis returns to action Sunday, Mar. 23 when it faces Virginia in an NCAA Tournament third-round contest. Game time is to be announced.