Nov. 17, 2010
The University of Memphis women's basketball team will embark on its first road trip of the season, playing Thursday at Indiana and Saturday at Ohio University. The road swing is the first of back-to-back weeks the Tigers will play outside the Bluff City. Memphis will participate in the University of Kansas tournament Thanksgiving weekend.
Complete Game Notes in PDF Format
Date -- Opponent -- Location -- Time (Central)
November 18 -- at Indiana -- Bloomington, Ind. -- 6 p.m. (CT)
November 20 -- at Ohio -- Athens, Ohio -- 1 p.m. (CT)
Where to See/Hear It
Fans can watch the live streaming video on BigTenNetwork.com for a $2.99 pay per view fee.
Fans can listen to Jeff Brightwell's play by play on WUMR, 91.7 FM or online for a subscription fee through Memphis Tiger Vision (formerly called All-Access).
The Series History
This is just the third meeting between Indiana and Memphis and the Hoosiers lead the series, 2-0, including a 78-74 win over Memphis at FedExForum last year.
Tigers Bounce Back Monday Night
With a pair of 21-point games from Brittany Carter and Jasmine Lee, Memphis bounced back with an 81-59 victory over Grambling Monday night. The 10-for-17 shooting night was complimented by a career high 13 rebounds for Lee's first career double-double, while Carter bounced back from a 3-for-13 shooting performance against Missouri with an 8-for-13 night, including 15 straight points to end the first half and start the second half.
The 21 point outings marked the first time since the season opener last year that Memphis had a pair of players score 20 or more points. Nicole Dickson
and Brittany Carter
each scored 20 points in the loss to Indiana last year.
Ellis Blocking Toward No. 100
Senior center Savannah Ellis tied her career high for the 11th time, posting three blocks (all in the first half) in the win over Grambling. Ellis was also 5-for-7 from the field and added eight rebounds in the win. That followed a game where Ellis did not take a single shot in the season opener, just the fourth time in 93 career games played that Ellis did not take a shot.
If the senior can get four more blocks, she will be just the fourth player in Memphis history to post 100 or more blocks in her career.
Winchell Helping Out
Senior guard Alex Winchell has struggled shooting the ball early in the season, shooting just 14.3 percent from the field (2-for-14), including a 2-for-10 stroke from beyond the arc (20.0 percent), but the Atlanta native tied a career high with eight assists in the win over Grambling. Memphis had 16 assists on 34 buckets in the game.
While struggling with shooting, Winchell did sink her 700th career point in the game versus Missouri. In 96 career games, Winchell now has 703 points heading into the Indiana game.
Mumphrey Returns to the Line-up
Taylor Mumphrey returned to the line-up for Memphis in the game against Grambling. She picked up a quick pair of fouls when she first entered the game, but finished with seven rebounds in 14 minutes of play. Her offense showed a little rust after missing the exhibition game and the season opener due to injury, as she was 1-for-5 from the field.
It took a couple of games, but Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Kiana James put their first marks in the points column in their respective Tiger careers Monday night. Abdul-Qaadir finished with seven points and James hit two free-throws to finish with two points.
Tigers Stumble in Opener
A Tiger team came out of the season opener at FedExForum victorious, but it wasn't Memphis, as Missouri used a 54-33 rebounding advantage and a 16-8 fast break point advantage to win the game 67-40. Memphis shot just 24.2 percent from the field and 7.1 percent from three-point range and were never able to assemble any kind of run at the visiting Tigers in the season-opener for both clubs.
With the loss to Missouri, Memphis fell to 19-18 all-time in season openers. The Tigers will try to avoid a repeat of last year when they lost their opener at FedExForum (to Indiana), then came back for the first game in the Fieldhouse and suffered another loss (to Murray State).
Brittany Carter Named to C-USA Pre-Season Squad
Junior guard Brittany Carter was one of two unanimous selections to the Conference USA Pre-Season All-Conference team. One of just two non-seniors on the pre-season list, Carter was the C-USA Newcomer of the Year last year after leading the league in scoring and ranking 19th in the country) with 19.2 ppg. Her 654 points scored last year was the most points ever scored by a Tiger sophomore and ranked eighth-best overall in the history books (the record is 843 points scored by Tamika Whitmore in 1998-99).
Trio of Tigers Earn Post Season Awards
Three different Tigers earned a total of four post-season awards at the end of last season. Brittany Carter was named First Team All-C-USA and was named the 2009 Newcomer of the Year. Then-sophomore Ramses Lonlack, who led C-USA with 96 steals was voted to the C-USA All-Defensive team and then-freshman Nicole Dickson, the Tigers' second-leading scorer with 9.2 ppg, was voted to the All-Freshman squad.
Memphis Back in the Post Season
The 2009-2010 Memphis roster did something Tiger fans hadn't seen in a while. In addition to winning 20 games last year, the Tigers qualified for the Inaugural Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI). Memphis used home wins over UMKC, Wichita State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to advance all the way to the championship game as the No. 1 seed in the West of the 16-team tournament. The Tigers jumped out to a big lead on the road at the No. 1 seed in the East's home floor, Appalachian State, but an injury to Chatia Kelsey just seven minutes into the game and Memphis already being without Taylor Mumphrey, who suffered a knee injury in practice after the conference tournament, meant the Tigers wore down under App State's pressure, and came up short, 79-71.
Four on TV This Year
Memphis will make at least four appearances on television this season as part of the Conference USA television package. The Tigers' first televised game will be January 23rd on the road at Houston, one of the team's Memphis tied with for second place with in the standings last season. The only home game that will be televised out of this package will be the January 30th game against Southern Miss. That game has been moved down to FedExForum to accommodate the TV production and has been pushed back to a 6 p.m. tip.
Memphis then will face defending C-USA regular season and tournament champion Tulane on TV on February 20th at 5 p.m. in New Orleans. Memphis will wrap up its C-USA TV appearances will be the final game of the regular season, March 3rd at UCF.