Scores

Final

SMU 45

(10-9, 2-3 C-USA)

Memphis 63

(13-6, 4-1 C-USA)

    1:00 PM ET, January 21, 2012

    FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    SMU 28 1745
    MEM 30 3363

    Top Performers

    SMU: J. Samarrippas 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

    Memphis: W. Barton 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Memphis 63, SMU 45

    Associated Press

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Will Barton scored 24 points, Tarik Black added 11 points and 13 rebounds and Memphis used a second-half rally to defeat Southern Methodist 63-45 on Saturday.

    The Tigers (13-6, 4-1 Conference USA) trailed 36-35 with 13 minutes to play, but outscored the Mustangs 19-2 over the next 11 minutes to pull away.

    During a stretch of the second half, SMU (10-9, 2-3) connected on only 2 of 18 shots to help Memphis build a double-digit lead.

    Robert Nyakundi, Jeremia Samarrippas and Jalen Jones all finished with 10 points each for the Mustangs, who lost their third in the last four. Samarrippas handed out six assists and had four steals.

    Memphis controlled the boards 36-27, including 13 off the offensive glass, leading to 14 second-chance points.

    Memphis had 9-point lead, 30-21, in the first half but SMU closed out the period with seven straight points to lead 30-28 at the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    MEM
    Points 45 63
    FG Made-Attempted 15-46 (.326) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-27 (.185) 2-16 (.125)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 20

    2011-12 Season

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