Dickson's Record Fifth-Straight Double-Double Leads U of M past UTA, 77-60
Nov. 27, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nicole Dickson posted 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Memphis Tigers past the UT-Arlington Mavericks, 77-60, on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Jasmine Lee (Bessemer, Ala./Jess Lanier HS) and Brittany Carter (Covington, Ga./Newton County High School) added 14 and 13 points, respectively, as the Tigers improved to 5-1 on the season.
With the double-double on the afternoon, Dickson (Greeneville, Tenn./Greeneville) is the first player in Memphis history to record five consecutive double-doubles. She surpassed Tamika Whitmore's four-straight in 1999. After knocking down a pair of three pointers in the game, Dickson also moved into 10th place on the career list for most three-point field goals with 66.
In a game that was as sloppy as the weather outside the Tigers forced 23 Maverick turnovers. Memphis swiped 18 steals on the UTA miscues. However, the Tigers also committed a season-high 28 turnovers.
Led by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir's (Springfield, Mass./New Leadership Charter) seven assists, Memphis posted 18 assists on its 27 made shots. Dickson's game-high 11 boards paced the Tigers on the glass, where they held a 42-31 advantage, despite trailing in the category at the end of the first 20-minutes of action.
Continuing its solid shooting from the field, Memphis connected on 27-of-58 (46.6 percent) shot attempts and limited UT-Arlington to 24-of-61 (39.3 percent) shooting.
Memphis only had a six-point lead at halftime, 35-29, as UTA held an eight-point advantage on second-chance points. Dickson, Lee, and Carter each scored eight points in the half for Memphis, while UTA was paced by Bianca Sauls, who also recorded eight points.
Chauntandra Williams scored 11 points and Sabreena DeNure chipped in 10 for UT-Arlington, who fell to 1-4 on the year.
Before hitting the road for most of December, the Tigers will host Tennessee State on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. CT at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.