Tulane @ Memphis
Current Records: Tulane 10-10; Memphis 12-8
What to Know
Get ready for an American Athletic battle as the Tulane Green Wave and the Memphis Tigers will face off at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at FedExForum. Both teams are strolling into their contest after big wins in their previous games.
Everything went Tulane's way against the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday as they made off with an 86-66 win. The Green Wave can attribute much of their success to guard Jaylen Forbes, who shot 6-for-10 from downtown and finished with 26 points.
Meanwhile, Memphis took their game against the UCF Knights on Saturday by a conclusive 88-60 score. Four players on the Tigers scored in the double digits: forward Josh Minott (16), guard Tyler Harris (15), center Jalen Duren (14), and guard Lester Quinones (10). Harris had some trouble finding his footing against East Carolina two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction.
Tulane have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10 point spread they are up against. They are currently five-for-five against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The wins brought Tulane up to 10-10 and Memphis to 12-8. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Green Wave enter the matchup with only 5.1 steals given up per game on average, good for 18th best in college basketball. But the Tigers rank 30th in college basketball when it comes to steals per game, with 8.7 on average. Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: FedExForum -- Memphis, Tennessee
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Tigers are a big 10-point favorite against the Green Wave, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 9-point favorite.
Memphis have won 13 out of their last 15 games against Tulane.
- Dec 29, 2021 - Tulane 85 vs. Memphis 84
- Feb 24, 2021 - Memphis 61 vs. Tulane 46
- Dec 16, 2020 - Memphis 80 vs. Tulane 74
- Feb 29, 2020 - Memphis 74 vs. Tulane 67
- Dec 30, 2019 - Memphis 84 vs. Tulane 73
- Mar 14, 2019 - Memphis 83 vs. Tulane 68
- Feb 20, 2019 - Memphis 102 vs. Tulane 76
- Jan 13, 2019 - Memphis 83 vs. Tulane 79
- Feb 17, 2018 - Memphis 68 vs. Tulane 63
- Jan 09, 2018 - Memphis 96 vs. Tulane 89
- Mar 02, 2017 - Memphis 92 vs. Tulane 70
- Jan 08, 2017 - Memphis 80 vs. Tulane 59
- Mar 12, 2016 - Memphis 74 vs. Tulane 54
- Feb 13, 2016 - Tulane 94 vs. Memphis 87
- Dec 29, 2015 - Memphis 77 vs. Tulane 65
Injury Report for Memphis
- Emoni Bates: Game-Time Decision (Back)
- John Camden: Out (Foot)