Women's Basketball to Face No. 3 Seed Rice Thursday Afternoon
March 9, 2011
University of Memphis -- Quarterfinal Notes
Carter Passes 1,000 -- Brittany Carter scored 10 points in the win. With her second bucket of the night, she became the 20th Tiger in school history to score 1,000 or more points in a career. Carter passed the mark in 60 career games, making her the third-fastest in Memphis history to 1,000 points. Only LaTonya Johnson (54 games) and Keeta Matthews (55 games) have gotten there faster. Carter now has 1,007 career points. It was Carter's first game back since suffering a foot injury before the Tiger win at Tulsa (3/3). She played at Tulsa and in the first meeting with Rice, but then missed the next five games due to injury.
Jackson Ties Career Highs -- Sophomore guard Mary Jackson tied a number of career highs in the win on Wednesday. She tied her career bests in offensive rebounds (5), total rebounds (7), steals (3) and free throws made (5) and set a new record in free throw attempts (8).
Mumphrey Blocking Toward Top 10 -- Senior post Taylor Mumphrey tied a season high with two blocks in the win on Thursday. It was her first multiple block game since the win over East Carolina on Feb. 6th. It was just her third multiple-block game of the season and pushed her to 53 for her two-year Tiger career. One more block would put her in the Memphis career top 10, where Raven Rogers (2001-05) and Linda Street (1980-81) are now tied for 9th overall.
Dickson on the Glass, and in the Scorebook - Sophomore forward Nicole Dickson tied a season high with three offensive rebounds. The five total rebounds for the Greeneville, Tenn., native marked the 12th time this season she has grabbed five or more rebounds in a game. Dickson now needs 13 more points to pass 600 for her young Tiger career. She has played in 62 career games and averages 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds over her Tiger career. The start on Wednesday was just the third for her of the season.
Winchell Working Toward Her Own Record - Alex Winchell knocked down three more triples on Wednesday, moving her to 211 for her career and 64 for the season. The 64 triples in a season as the second-best best single season mark in Memphis history (with Devin Necaise in 2006-07 and LaTonya Johnson in 1995-96). That puts Winchell just six triples behind the school record of 70 threes in a season, a feat she accomplished last year.
Tigers Vs. Rice - The all-time series history between Memphis and Rice is knotted at 4-4 following a 71-58 Owl victory over Memphis in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse earlier this season. That loss was the first time on the season that Memphis led at the half and ended up losing the game. Memphis led 31-28, but was out-scored 43-27 in the second half in that loss. Three Owls ended up in double-digits, led by 18 for Hypolite and 15 apiece for Kuster and Mayse. Rice was 6-for-15 from three-point range in that game and was out-rebounded 41-25 by Memphis in the Owl victory. Memphis forced a season-low nine turnovers against Rice, off-setting the fact that Memphis had committed just 15 turnovers. Senior post Savannah Ellis led the Tigers with a career-best four steals in the only meeting with Rice this year. This is Memphis' first-ever meeting against Rice in the C-USA Championships.
Quarterfinals Appearance - Memphis snapped a five-game losing streak in C-USA tournament games with the win on Wednesday. Prior to that, the Tigers had not won a game at the tournament since the 2004-05 season. This will be the 10th time the Tigers are appearing in the quarterfinal round. Memphis has made just three semifinal appearances, the last one was in the 1997-98 season, when Memphis won its last C-USA Tournament title.
Seventy or More - The Tigers' goal is always to hold opponents to under 60 points. The Tigers are 12-1 when holding opponents to 60 or fewer points. But the flip side is when the Tiger offense gets rolling, it's always a good result for Memphis. With the 71-63 win on Wednesday, Memphis improved to 13-1 on the season when scoring 70 or more points. The one loss was at Kansas in the Jayhawks' Thanksgiving tournament.