Tigers Close Foreign Exhibition Tour With 103-90 Win Over Bahamas Select Tuesday
Aug. 17, 2010
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Memphis concluded the program's first trip to The Bahamas in school history with a 103-90 victory over Bahamas Select on Tuesday. With the win, the Tigers went 2-0 on their foreign exhibition tour of The Bahamas. Memphis defeated the Cyborts 142-64 on Sunday.
Freshman Joe Jackson led the Tigers again with a game-high 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field (1-of-4 treys) and 5-of-7 from the free throw line. He also added four rebounds and a game-best seven assists.
Sophomore Drew Barham added 20 points and four rebounds, while fellow sophomore D.J. Stephens scored 19 points and had four boards and three steals. Senior Will Coleman led Memphis on the glass with a game-high tying nine rebounds to go with his seven points and three blocked shots.
"The level of competition was higher tonight than it was Sunday, and I'm proud of how this young team responded," said head coach Josh Pastner. "We did a lot of good things, and we also saw some areas where we need to improve. The guys competed hard for this win.
"Overall, this trip was a great experience. The players had fun during the day and then played hard in the two games we had. We'll take a break for the next 10 days or so, and then the guys return back to campus for the start of the fall semester on Aug. 30."
Although the Tigers came out with the win, the game was marred by of total of 61 fouls called, including 41 on Memphis. Five Tigers fouled out of the contest and three other players finished the game with four fouls apiece.
Nearly half of Bahamas Select's 90 points came from the charity stripe, as the home squad was 41-of-61 from the foul line. The Memphis defense was stellar once again, holding Bahamas Select to 37.5 percent shooting from the field and 6.3 percent from the three-point arc (1-of-16). The Tigers won the battle on the glass 45-36 and forced Bahamas Select into 19 turnovers.
The only other double-figure scorer for Memphis was junior transfer Charles Carmouche, who finished with 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Jeffery Henfield and Jeremy Hutchinson each scored 20 points to lead Bahamas Select. The duo combined to shoot 24-of-34 from the free throw line.
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