Monthly Archives: February 2014

Feb 27 2014

Memphis has played its share of close games this season and it finally caught up to the 21st-ranked Tigers on Thursday night. Danuel House scored 19 points, including an important 3-pointer down the stretch, and Houston closed with a decisive surge to beat Memphis 77-68. Michael Dixon Jr. scored 19 points and Shaq Goodwin had […]

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Feb 22 2014

Austin Nichols for the Tigers to escape Saturday night with an 82-79 victory over the Owls. Nichols had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks. The rebounds and blocks were career-bests. “He was terrific. He made some big plays,” Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. “He had tough, hard-nosed rebounds. He was a very, very high-level […]

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Feb 20 2014

The victory extends Memphis’ school record of 20-win seasons to 14 straight and the Tigers improved to 36-4 after a loss under Pastner. Memphis hit its first four shots, including two 3-pointers, to take a 12-2 lead. The Tigers went ahead 24-13 before Rutgers scored eight straight points to close within three. The Tigers answered […]

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Feb 15 2014

Memphis guard Joe Jackson had 24 points and seven assists to lead the Tigers (19-6, 8-4). Geron Johnson added 15 points and eight rebounds before fouling out. Chris Crawford added 12 points. The game was tied at 69 at the end of regulation and UConn opened the extra period on a 7-2 run. But Memphis […]

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Feb 13 2014

University of Memphis men’s basketball student-athlete Joe Jackson was named to the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T Midseason 30 on Thursday in an announcement by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The top 30 candidates for the Naismith Trophy, given annually to college basketball’s best player, have been released, and Joe Jackson has made the cut. Jackson […]

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Feb 12 2014

Joe Jackson scored 18 points and Shaq Goodwin added 14 for the Tigers (19-5, 8-3). Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon finished with 10 points each for Memphis. ”We found a way to get the W,” Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. ”It was not pretty. You’ve got to give Central Florida credit. But we got the […]

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Feb 08 2014

Michael Dixon Jr. scored nine of his 11 points in the final five minutes to help No. 24 Memphis rally for a 60-54 win over 23rd-ranked Gonzaga at FedExForum.   Shaq Goodwin added 10 points and eight rebounds and Joe Jackson finished with 10 points, four rebounds, five assists and a key block on Gonzaga’s […]

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Feb 04 2014

Memphis made a concentrated effort to pound the ball inside early, and freshman forward Austin Nichols benefited from the strategy. Nichols scored 18 points, and Joe Jackson added 16 points and eight assists as the 24th-ranked Tigers jumped to an early lead before dominating Rutgers 101-69 on Tuesday night. The Tigers (17-5, 7-3 American Athletic […]

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Feb 01 2014

“We got punched in the mouth at the start of the second half and we didn’t recover,” Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. “As I told our guys in the postgame, there’s no time to have the woe-is-me syndrome, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. I was fine with our energy and effort. We just didn’t […]

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