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Tennessee vs Memphis

Barton and Black shoot Tigers past Vols

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Antonio Barton had 19 points and Tarik Black missed only one of his eight shots, scoring 18 points as Memphis defeated Tennessee 69-51 on Wednesday night.

Will Barton added 10 points as the Tigers (9-5) used a strong inside game from Black, complemented by Antonio Barton connecting on 5 of 7 from the field, including 4 of 5 outside the arc.

Barton, who did not start after being late for a team meeting, finished 4 of 13 from the field. Black grabbed seven rebounds, helping Memphis outrebound Tennessee 36-26.

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Trae Golden led Tennessee (7-7) with 22 points, connecting on 8 of 14 from the field.

The victory was the second for Memphis against Tennessee this season. The Tigers won 99-97 in double overtime Nov. 22 at the Maui Classic.

The teams got into a scuffle under the basket with 8:10 left in the game. Memphis guard Joe Jackson was fouled by Wes Washpun on a layup, and players got tangled up.

Washpun and Will Barton were both assessed technical fouls, but there were no ejections.

Memphis would use a 16-4 rally midway through the second half to turn a 10-point advantage into a 65-43 lead with 2:46 left.

Memphis benefited from an offense that relied on passes to the rim resulting in dunks. That helped Memphis carry a 28-20 lead into the halftime.

No Memphis player was in double figures. Golden led the Volunteers with 10 points, hitting 4 of his 8 shots in the half. The rest of the Tennessee players were a combined 5 of 22.

Memphis used the dunks to shoot 40.7 percent (11 of 27) for the half. Both teams were 2 of 10 from 3-point range.

The first half was close before a dunk by Black was followed by a 3-pointer from Chris Crawford to give Tigers a 22-15 lead with 5:21 left in the half.

Golden connected on consecutive 3-pointers for Tennessee, but Memphis was able to hold onto its lead at the break.

The Memphis lead would finally reach double digits on a 3-pointer by Antonio Barton, and would stretch to 44-32 as he connected on a trio of free throws.

The Tigers would continue to build the lead as Tennessee continued to shoot poorly, ending the night at 36.2 percent (21 for 58), including 5 for 21 from outside the arc (23.8 percent). Skylar McBee, who had connected on at least three 3-pointers in five of the previous six games, was scoreless, including missing all five of his long-range shots.

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Memphis sophomore guard Chris Crawford glides in for a layup in the first half.  (US Presswire)
Memphis sophomore guard Chris Crawford glides in for a layup in the first half. (US Presswire)
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Tennessee Volunteers
J. Maymon, F284-151-39129
K. Hall, F202-30-00124
J. McRae, F151-40-01002
T. Golden, G358-143-413222
C. Tatum, G282-60-01205
R. Woolridge203-60-01007
S. McBee160-50-00120
J. Richardson161-50-06022
Y. Makanjuola130-00-04010
W. Washpun90-00-01240
Totals 21-584-726101551
 36.2%57.1% 
Memphis Tigers
T. Black, F367-84-471318
A. Thomas, F232-60-05204
F. Hall, F191-30-02032
C. Crawford, G242-50-06515
A. Barton, G235-75-532219
W. Barton314-132-242110
W. Witherspoon212-50-03224
J. Jackson152-53-42427
C. Carmouche40-00-00000
S. Simpson20-00-00000
D. Stephens20-10-02000
Totals 25-5314-1536181469
 47.2%93.3% 
Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky6-019-01
Arkansas4-215-423
LSU4-215-446
Georgia4-213-526
Texas A&M4-213-545
Tennessee4-212-644
Alabama3-313-653
Ole Miss3-312-757
Florida3-310-979
Auburn2-410-9139
Miss. State2-49-10197
Vanderbilt1-511-899
S. Carolina1-510-8123
Missouri1-57-12160

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ky.7-014-568
La. Tech6-115-5106
UAB6-110-10198
Middle Tenn.5-212-8141
Old Dominion4-315-433
UTEP4-312-778
UT-San Antonio3-49-9266
Rice3-46-12291
FIU2-39-9221
Charlotte2-58-11144
North Texas2-58-11239
FAU1-48-8238
So. Miss1-66-12312
Marshall1-65-15325
 
Other games
MU 70 Final
GU 73
DUKE 73 Final
Temple 78
EKY 67 Final
MRST 76
K-State 49 Final
Kansas 67
Syracuse 87 Final
PROV 73