Box Score |
No. 4/4 Louisville (10-0) 95, RV/RV Memphis (5-4) 87
December 17, 2011
KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
• Louisville now leads the overall series 52-34 including victories in the last three contests
• The Memphis loss marks the Tigers’ first in the KFC Yum! Center.
• Will Barton: 28 points, 16 rebounds, 14 free throws made, 19 free throws attempted
• Antonio Barton: 6 rebounds (tied)
• Joe Jackson: 22 points
• Tarik Black: 3 blocks (tied)
• Team: 45 rebounds, 29 free throws made, 43 free throws attempted, 10-point halftime deficit
• Memphis’ 87 points marks the most scored against Louisville this season. The Cardinal, which entered the game leading the Big East in scoring defense at 52.7 ppg, had previously given up a season-high 66 to Long Beach State. Memphis continues to lead C-USA in scoring offense.
• True freshman Adonis Thomas made the first start of his career alongside Chris Crawford, Joe Jackson, Will Barton and Tarik Black, who started the first four games of the year but had come off the bench in the last four contests.
• With a career-high 28 points, Will Barton topped the 20-point mark for the fourth-straight game and the seventh time in nine games this year. In the last four contests, Barton is averaging 26.0 points per game.
• Barton also posted his fourth double-double of the season with 28 points and a career-best 16 rebounds.
• Joe Jackson reached the 20-point mark for the fourth time this year and the second-straight game with 22 points.
• Junior forward Ferrakohn Hall made his Memphis debut in the game after sitting out the first eight contests due to transfer rules. The Seton Hall transfer made his first bucket as a Tiger at the 13:24 mark of the first half during a 5-0 spurt that gave Memphis its first lead of the game.
• After Louisville jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two minutes, the Memphis defense held the Cardinal to just one field goal in the next 7:33. Louisville was 1-for-12 from the field during the drought (6-for-8 from the free throw line).
• Both teams made more free throws than field goals in the first half. Memphis made nine shots from the field and 14 from the line while Louisville made 11 baskets from the floor and 19 free throws.
• The Tigers did not make a shot from the floor over the final 5:26 of the half, going 0-for-7 to end the first period and post their largest halftime deficit of the season (10 points, 42-32). Memphis did make 8-of-10 from the free throw line during that time.
• After falling behind by 13 points (47-34) with 18:26 left to play, Memphis put together a 24-8 run to take its first lead since 12-11 at 58-55.
• With the game tied at 70-70 with 6:41 to play, Louisville went on an 8-0 run over the next two minutes to take control.