SMU vs Memphis

Memphis 63, SMU 45

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Will Barton scored 24 points, Tarik Black added 11 points and 13 rebounds and Memphis used a second-half rally to defeat Southern Methodist 63-45 on Saturday.

The Tigers (13-6, 4-1 Conference USA) trailed 36-35 with 13 minutes to play, but outscored the Mustangs 19-2 over the next 11 minutes to pull away.

During a stretch of the second half, SMU (10-9, 2-3) connected on only 2 of 18 shots to help Memphis build a double-digit lead.

Robert Nyakundi, Jeremia Samarrippas and Jalen Jones all finished with 10 points each for the Mustangs, who lost their third in the last four. Samarrippas handed out six assists and had four steals.

Memphis controlled the boards 36-27, including 13 off the offensive glass, leading to 14 second-chance points.

Memphis had 9-point lead, 30-21, in the first half but SMU closed out the period with seven straight points to lead 30-28 at the break.

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SMU Mustangs
R. Nyakundi, F384-170-040210
S. Williams, F180-10-03110
J. Samarrippas, G392-64-436110
L. Giles, G332-92-22117
J. Jones, G225-90-252510
L. Smith160-00-00130
R. Clinkscales140-24-42004
C. Cunningham90-00-04020
A. Patsevich71-10-00022
R. Manuel41-10-00012
Totals 15-4610-1227111845
 32.6%83.3% 
Memphis Tigers
T. Black, F345-71-3130111
F. Hall, F110-10-01000
W. Barton, G378-157-753224
A. Barton, G353-81-24227
C. Crawford, G352-101-21415
W. Witherspoon201-34-47126
J. Jackson141-50-00323
S. Simpson92-31-12015
D. Stephens51-20-02012
Totals 23-5415-1936131263
 42.6%78.9% 
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E. Carolina6-1214-19220
UCF5-1312-18256
Houston4-1413-19239
So. Florida3-159-23273

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UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303
 
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