Memphis @ SMU
Current Records: Memphis 15-8; SMU 18-6
What to Know
The Memphis Tigers' road trip will continue as they head to Moody Coliseum at 3 p.m. ET Sunday to face off against the SMU Mustangs. The Tigers will be strutting in after a victory while SMU will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Memphis was able to grind out a solid win over the Cincinnati Bearcats last week, winning 81-74. Memphis got double-digit scores from five players: guard Tyler Harris (15), guard Landers Nolley II (13), center Jalen Duren (13), guard Lester Quinones (12), and forward Josh Minott (10).
Meanwhile, SMU came up short against the Temple Owls this past Wednesday, falling 64-57. One thing holding SMU back was the mediocre play of guard Emmanuel Bandoumel, who did not have his best game: he played for 36 minutes but put up just six points on 2-for-10 shooting.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Tigers are expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a five-game streak of ATS wins.
Memphis is now 15-8 while the Mustangs sit at 18-6. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Memphis have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.20%, which places them 18th in college basketball. SMU is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.80%, which places them 25th in college basketball.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Moody Coliseum -- Dallas, Texas
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $80.00
The Tigers are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Mustangs, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
SMU have won eight out of their last 11 games against Memphis.
- Jan 20, 2022 - SMU 70 vs. Memphis 62
- Jan 28, 2021 - SMU 67 vs. Memphis 65
- Jan 26, 2021 - Memphis 76 vs. SMU 72
- Feb 25, 2020 - SMU 58 vs. Memphis 53
- Jan 25, 2020 - SMU 74 vs. Memphis 70
- Jan 19, 2019 - Memphis 83 vs. SMU 61
- Feb 14, 2018 - Memphis 70 vs. SMU 67
- Mar 04, 2017 - SMU 103 vs. Memphis 62
- Dec 27, 2016 - SMU 58 vs. Memphis 54
- Feb 25, 2016 - SMU 69 vs. Memphis 62
- Jan 30, 2016 - SMU 80 vs. Memphis 68
Injury Report for SMU
- Kendric Davis: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Isiah Jasey: Out for the Season (Achilles)
Injury Report for Memphis
- Emoni Bates: Game-Time Decision (Back)
- Earl Timberlake: Out (Shoulder)
- John Camden: Out (Foot)