Postgame Notes
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Nov. 23, 2010

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Postgame Notes
#14/15 Memphis (5-0) 102, UT Martin (2-3) 80
Nov. 23, 2010
FedExForum - Memphis, Tenn.

• Memphis moves to 5-0 this season, its first 5-0 start since 2007-08.

• The Tigers have now dispatched the Skyhawks 12 times in a row, dating back to the 1928-29 season.

• Memphis is now 101-62 all-time against the Ohio Valley Conference; the Tigers last loss to an OVC foe was to Austin Peay, 82-81, in an overtime tilt on Nov. 22, 2002.

• Season-high 29 assists for the Tigers as a team, led by Joe Jackson, Will Barton and Chris Crawford, who each had a career-high six. Six assists is also the high for an individual Tiger this season.

• Junior Angel Garcia dominated against the Skyhawks, pulling in a season-high in points (15) and a career-high in rebounds (nine).

• Senior Will Coleman came off the bench for a career-high 20 points, making a career-best eight shots from the field.

• Freshman Will Barton had 20 points, his second 20-point or better performance in five games this year.

• Junior Wesley Witherspoon missed just one shot, a free-throw, en route to 14 points, his fourth consecutive double-digit scoring performance.

• With Coleman and Will Barton each scoring 20 points, the bench contributed a season-high 60 points this evening.

• The Tigers put up a season-high 60 points in the first half, the highest total since the 2005 Tigers scored 65 second half points on Lamar, on Nov. 28, to win 108-83.

• The Memphis defense started strong, coming up with eight steals in the game's first eight minutes, but slacked off late, finishing with 11 for the game.

• Tennessee Martin cut the lead to six with 13:59 to go in the first half, but the Tigers embarked on an 18-4 run over the next 3:25 and the lead never dipped below 15 points for the rest of the contest.

• After starting the season 0-for-6 from beyond the arc, Will Barton is now 9-for-18 for three in his last three contests.

 

 

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