Dec. 31, 2011
Box Score |
Memphis (8-5) 67, Charlotte (7-5) 58
December 31, 2011
FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Postgame Notes
Saturday's meeting between the two schools was the first since the 2005 C-USA Tournament Quarterfinal when Memphis beat Charlotte 83-69.
Memphis leads the all-time series 8-6 after Saturday's 67-58 win.
The Tigers now have an all-time record of 63-64 versus Atlantic 10 Conference foes.
Will Barton tied his career high with three blocks.
Ferrakohn Hall set a career high with 12 rebounds in a career high 31 minutes played.
Antonio Barton led all scorers with 16 points.
Ferrakohn Hall led the U of M with his career-high 12 boards.
Will Barton and Ferrakohn Hall paced the Tigers with three blocked shots apiece.
Memphis recorded 10 first half blocks and finished with 13 marking the first time since the Southern Miss (Feb. 12) and UAB (Feb. 16) games in 2011 that the U of M has recorded double-digit blocks in back-to-back games. The 13 blocks, also recorded against Robert Morris on Thursday, are the third-most in single-game history.
The Tigers held an opponent to less than 25 percent from the field in the first half for the second consecutive games as the 49ers shot 7-for-31 (22.6) from the field. Robert Morris shot 6-for-31 from the field (19.4 percent) in the first half on Thursday.
Memphis held an opponent to 30 percent or less from the field in both halves, marking the eighth time this season an opponent has shot below 30 percent in a half.
The Tigers are now 8-3 all-time in games played on New Year's Eve and earn their first win on the date for the first time since the U of M topped Northeastern 80-48 in the 2008-09 campaign.
Memphis improves to 13-3 over the last 15 seasons in the final game of the calendar year.
Will Barton scored 12 points marking the eighth straight game that he has scored in double figures. On the year, Barton has scored double figures in 11 of 13 games.
Will Barton had his third-consecutive double-double and seventh of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds on the night.
Charlotte finished 16-of-65 from the field (24.9 percent) marking the second-consecutive game an opponent has shot less than 25 percent from the field for the contest.