March 8, 2012
TOURNAMENT NOTES & RECORDS - Memphis 77 vs. SMU 67
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Memphis Individual Notes & Records
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir set a career high, finishing with 16 points, surpassing her previous best of 15 points at Indiana. This was her 8th double-digit scoring game of the season.
The five field goal attempts from Jasmine Lee were her fewest since a Dec. 1st game against Tennessee State; Lee played just eight minutes in the first half with foul troubles.
With her three assists, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir has become the third Tiger point guard to pass the 100 assist mark in a single season (LaToya Bullard in 2010 and Alex Winchell in 2011 were the other two).
With Jasmine Lee and Nicole Dickson both in first half foul trouble, sophomore post KK Harvey played a career-high 14 minutes in the win. She finished with two points and five rebounds.
Memphis Team Notes & Records
SMU becomes just the sixth C-USA team to score 60 or more points on the Tigers. Memphis had not given up more than 66 points versus a C-USA team this season until the Mustangs scored 67 in the loss Thursday.
The 77 points scored by Memphis is the most for the Tigers since scoring 85 points in the win at Southern Miss. This is the second most points scored by Memphis against league opponents this season
The last time the Tigers had four double digit scorers in a game was the loss to Southern Miss.
The 27 made free throws and the 41 attempts were season highs for the Tigers.
Memphis advances to the C-USA Semifinals for a second consecutive season. The last time Memphis appeared in back to back semifinals was in 1996, 1997 and 1998. That 1998 trip was also Memphis' last appearance in any semifinal game prior to last season's trip to the semis for Memphis, where the Tigers fell to eventual tournament champion, UCF.