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Memphis opens Hardaway era with 76-61 win over Tenn. Tech

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Kyvon Davenport had a career-high 30 points and 10 rebounds to help Memphis open the Penny Hardaway era with a 76-61 win over Tennessee Tech in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night.

Hardaway, the former Tigers All-American and NBA All-Star, made his coaching debut after being hired by the program in March.

Davenport made 11 of 17 from the field and Jeremiah Martin added 18 points for Memphis.

The Tigers took the lead for good with an 18-2 run early in the first half and kept the lead in double digits the rest of the way. Memphis led by as much as 19 in the first half and matched its largest lead at 74-55 late in the game.

Micaiah Henry led the Golden Eagles with 23 points.

In a 101-71 victory over Tennessee Tech during the 1992-93 season, Hardaway had 33 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Jr Clay made 1st of 2 free throws 31.0
  Shooting foul on Kareem Brewton Jr. 31.0
  Defensive rebound by Hunter Vick 43.0
  Raynere Thornton missed jump shot 45.0
  Lost ball turnover on Hunter Vick, stolen by Kareem Brewton Jr. 54.0
+ 2 Jeremiah Martin made layup 1:13
  Offensive rebound by Jeremiah Martin 1:13
  Alex Lomax missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:15
+ 2 Micaiah Henry made layup 1:43
  Offensive rebound by Micaiah Henry 1:43
  Hunter Vick missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:45
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Tennessee Tech 0-1 313061
home team logo Memphis 1-0 463076
Team Stats
away team logo Tennessee Tech 0-1 67.9 PPG 40.4 RPG 12.5 APG
home team logo Memphis 1-0 80.1 PPG 40.9 RPG 15.4 APG
Key Players
4
J. Clay 14.4 PPG 3.8 RPG 4.3 APG 41.1 FG%
3
J. Martin 19.7 PPG 4.3 RPG 4.4 APG 45.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB