Memphis Runs Past Alabama A&M, 97-66
Nov. 29, 1999
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Shannon Forman scored 18 points to lead five Memphis players in double figures Monday night as the Tigers defeated Alabama A&M 97-66.
London led all rebounders with 11, while Wise grabbed 10 as the Tigers outboarded A&M 46-34.
Terrance Vanlier led the Bulldogs (0-3) with 18 points, while Garik Nicholson added 10. Both shared team rebounding honors with 6 each.
Memphis (2-2) never trailed and wasn't threatened after a Vanlier 3-pointer from the left wing tied the game 9-9 with 14:41 left in the first half.
The Tigers finished the half with a 26-7 run in the final 8:46, including 14 straight points over a five-minute stretch.
The Tigers led 48-27 at the half.
In the second half, Alabama A&M came closer than 19, and Memphis led by at least 20 during the final 16:30.
Memphis would build the lead to 32 with 7:27 when Aaron Mulvagh connected on a 3-pointer for an 84-52 lead.
The Tigers eventually held a 34-point lead when Forman hit a layup with 3:11 remaining for a 95-61 edge.
A pressing Memphis defense caused 18 Bulldog turnovers and held Alabama A&M to a 34.8 shooting performance.
With plenty of inside scoring, Memphis shot 52.5 from the field, despite a
3-of-10 performance from 3-point range.