Memphis 76, SMU 63
Elliot Williams scored 16 points, and Roburt Sallie and Wesley
Witherspoon added 15 apiece, helping Memphis defeat Southern
Methodist 76-63 on Saturday night.
The Tigers (20-7, 10-2 Conference USA) relied on a barrage of
3-pointers to build an early lead, then used the long-range
shooting to keep the Mustangs at bay as they made a second-half
After trailing 58-35 with 13:49 left, SMU cut the lead to eight,
66-58, with 3:11 left. Witherspoon, Sallie and D.J. Stephens each
made a pair of free throws and Sallie hit a 3-pointer to push the
lead back to 17 points, 75-58, with 1:05 to play.
Willie Kemp had 10 points for Memphis, while Witherspoon added
eight rebounds and six assists.
Mouhammad Faye led SMU (12-14, 5-7) with 18 points. Derek
Williams and Robert Nyakundi scored 11 apiece and Papa Dia had 10
points and 11 rebounds.