Box Score |
RV/RV Memphis (6-4) 85, Lipscomb (6-7) 75
December 19, 2011
FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
• Memphis now leads the overall series, 6-1, after back-to-back wins in the past two seasons.
• The Tigers are also 5-0 at home against Lipscomb.
• Adonis Thomas: 8 field goals made, 13 field goals attempted
• Will Barton: 6 assists (tied)
• Ferrakohn Hall: 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
• Memphis boasted a balanced offensive attack against Lipscomb as six Tigers scored in double figures for the first time since Nov. 27, 2007. Adonis Thomas led the way with 18 points while Will Barton added 16, Tarik Black 13, Chris Crawford 11, Antonio Barton 10 and Joe Jackson 10.
• The 10-point Memphis win marks the Tigers’ fifth double-digit victory in six wins this season. On the flip side, Memphis has only suffered a double-digit loss once this year.
• Memphis is now 6-0 when leading at the half (45-40) and 5-0 when shooting above 50 percent (.569) this season.
• All six of the Tigers’ wins this year have come when they lead their opponents in fast break points. Memphis posted a 6-0 advantage in that category against Lipscomb.
• While Memphis did get the win, the Tigers forced just five Bison turnovers, marking the first time since Feb. 23, 2005 a Memphis opponent had six or fewer miscues (Charlotte – 6).
• Memphis shot 63.3 percent in the first half (19-for-30), the sixth time this season the Tigers have shot 60 percent or better in a half.
• True freshman Adonis Thomas made the second start of his career against Lipscomb and led the Tigers in scoring for the first time this year with 18 points. He had career bests in field goals made (8) and attempted (13) and was just one point and one rebound off his career highs in both categories.
• The Tigers opened up the second half with a 10-3 run. Memphis was 5-for-7 from the field to start while Lipscomb was just 2-for-11 before the first media timeout of the half, both from three-point range.
• Trailing 71-57 with 8:22 left, Lipscomb used a 13-2 run to get back in the game and cut the lead to 73-70. Memphis made just one field goal in 5:37 of game action.
• After falling behind 14-8 early, Memphis put together a 13-1 run, including back-to-back treys from Joe Jackson, to take a 21-15 lead. The Tigers never trailed again in the contest.
• Lipscomb opened the game shooting 6-for-11, but then the Memphis defense clamped down, allowing the Bison to make just two of their next nine shots while building a 30-20 advantage.