Memphis beats East Carolina 70-59
Chris Crawford scored 16 points and Wesley Witherspoon recorded
a double-double to push Memphis past East Carolina 70-59 on
Will Barton added 15 points, while Witherspoon scored 12 and
pulled down 11 boards for the Tigers (17-7, 7-2 Conference USA),
who have won back-to-back games and five of six. That only loss in
their recent slate of games came against Southern Miss on Feb. 1,
the first-place team in the conference.
Memphis stayed in the thick of the conference race with a win in
this one, though, getting ahead early in a close game. The Tigers
never trailed after the opening minutes, led 37-25 at intermission
and held on despite being outscored 34-33 by the Pirates in the
Memphis outscored East Carolina 40-24 in the paint and got 21
points off 15 Pirates turnovers.
Miguel Paul finished with 13 points to pace the Pirates (12-11,