Memphis Basketball Notes/Battle 4 Atlantis Supplement

Nov. 23, 2012

#19/17 Memphis (2-2) vs Northern Iowa (3-2)
 Imperial Arena (Nassau, The Bahamas)
Sat., November 24, 2012 - 12 pm (CT) 

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**NOTE: The Memphis-Northern Iowa basketball game can be heard on Rock 103 (102.7 FM) Saturday.

SETTING THE SCENE

  • Memphis (2-2) meets Northern Iowa (3-2) in the Battle 4 Atlantis (B4A) 7th/8th-place contest Saturday, Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. (CT).
  • The Tigers dropped their B4A consolation semifinal game to Minnesota 84-75 Friday. The Panthers fell to Stanford 66-50 in their consolation semifinal encounter.

MEMPHIS-NORTHERN IOWA SERIES

  • Saturday's contest is the first between the two basketball programs.

MEMPHIS VERSUS FIRST-TIME FOES

  • Northern Iowa is the second of five first-time opponents Memphis faces in 2012-13.
  • The Tigers have already played North Florida (an 81-66 win Nov. 12) and will meet Ohio Dec. 5, Loyola (Md.) Dec. 30 and Harvard Jan. 19.
  • Memphis has an all-time record of 152-70 (.685 winning percentage) when facing first-time foes.
  • Since 2000-01, the Tigers are 25-2 (.926 winning percentage) when facing first-time opponents. The only two setbacks against first-time opponents since 2000-01 were against Stanford (2000 Puerto Rico Shootout) and Duke (2005 Preseason NIT).
  • Under head coach Josh Pastner, Memphis is 4-0 against first-time foes.

MEMPHIS VERSUS THE MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE

  • The Tigers have an overall record of 32-32 versus current members of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). 

JOHNSON SUSPENSION OVER

  • For the first time in regular-season action, junior Geron Johnson suited up for the Blue and Gray Friday versus Minnesota. He had four points and one board against the Golden Gophers.
  • Johnson had to sit the first three games as a result of an NCAA-imposed suspension. The suspension was the result of extra benefits received by Johnson from a family friend who assisted the family with his educational expenses prior to his enrollment at the University of Memphis.

 

 

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