Martin scores 37 to carry Memphis over Wichita St. 88-85

Published Feb. 23, 2019 11:07 p.m. ET

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jeremiah Martin had 37 points as Memphis narrowly defeated Wichita State 88-85 on Saturday night.

Martin hit all 14 of his free throw attempts.

Raynere Thornton had 16 points and nine rebounds for Memphis (17-11, 9-6 American Athletic Conference). Kareem Brewton Jr. added 14 points.

Jaime Echenique had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Shockers (13-13, 6-8). Dexter Dennis added 17 points. Markis McDuffie had 15 points.

The Tigers improve to 2-0 against the Shockers this season. Memphis defeated Wichita State 85-74 on Jan. 3. Memphis faces Temple at home on Tuesday. Wichita State plays Connecticut at home on Thursday.