Memphis Postgame Notes
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Nov. 17, 2010

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Memphis 94, Northwestern State 79
November 17, 2010 - FedExForum

Memphis Postgame Notes

• The Tigers move to 18-3 all-time against Southland Conference opponents, and 5-0 against Northwestern State, with their 94-79 victory. Memphis' last loss to an opponent from the Southland Conference was to Lamar, 82-68, in the 1968-69 season.

• The Tigers are now 3-0 to begin the 2010-11 season, the third time in the last four years Memphis has begun a campaign by reeling off three consecutive victories.

• Memphis scored 57 points in the first half, the Tigers biggest first-half scoring burst since scoring 58 first-half points against Lamar, Jan. 3, 2009.

• Junior swingman Wesley Witherspoon earned his first career double-double, 24 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. It marks the first double-double for a Tiger since Will Coleman's 15-point, 14-rebound performance against Ole Miss in last season's NIT second round loss.

• Witherspoon also went a career-best 13-of-14 from the line, pushing him to a career-best 23-of-25 from the charity stripe in his last two contests.

• After limited action in his first two contests, freshman Will Barton exploded for 22 points and eight rebounds, both career-high numbers, while also logging a career-high 31 minutes. He also drilled four three-pointers, tying him with Chris Crawford for the Tiger season high.

• Ball control: The Demons harassed the Tigers into a season-high 19 turnovers.

• Memphis outrebounded the Demons by a margin of 14 (42-28), the highest margin since outrebounding UCF by 14, Feb. 10, 2010. The Tigers' 42 rebounds, led by Witherspoon's 12, was its most in a single contest since grabbing 47 against Houston Baptist, Jan. 3, 2010, led by Will Coleman's seven.

 

 

• Memphis shot 82.9 percent (29-35) from the line as a team, its best free-throw percentage in a single game since shooting 83.3 percent (25-30) at Tulsa, Feb. 13, 2010.

• Junior Angel Garcia had nine points, including the 100th of his career, against the Demons.

• In the Tigers previous six games dating back to last season, they are giving up an average of 15.5 offensive rebounds per contest.

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