Memphis 75, Tulsa 53
Will Coleman scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds and the
Memphis defense clamped down on Tulsa’s leading scorers, helping
the Tigers to a 75-53 victory over the Golden Hurricane on
Doneal Mack added 14 points for Memphis (23-8, 13-3 Conference
USA). The senior, playing in his final home game, left late in the
second half to a standing ovation, leaning down to kiss the tiger
at midcourt as he departed.
Angel Garcia and Wesley Witherspoon finished with 11 each, while
Elliot Williams scored 10.
Jerome Jordan led Tulsa (21-10, 10-6) with 19 points, while
Bishop Wheatley scored 12 – all in the first half.
The Memphis defense held Tulsa to 40.4 percent shooting (21 of
52). The Golden Hurricane were 1 of 10 (10 percent) from outside
the arc. Ben Uzoh, Tulsa’s leading scorer at 15.7, was limited to
six points, attempting only five shots in the game.