Memphis vs East Carolina

Memphis 70, East Carolina 59


GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Chris Crawford scored 16 points and Wesley Witherspoon recorded a double-double to push Memphis past East Carolina 70-59 on Wednesday night.

Will Barton added 15 points, while Witherspoon scored 12 and pulled down 11 boards for the Tigers (17-7, 7-2 Conference USA), who have won back-to-back games and five of six. That only loss in their recent slate of games came against Southern Miss on Feb. 1, the first-place team in the conference.

Memphis stayed in the thick of the conference race with a win in this one, though, getting ahead early in a close game. The Tigers never trailed after the opening minutes, led 37-25 at intermission and held on despite being outscored 34-33 by the Pirates in the second half.

Memphis outscored East Carolina 40-24 in the paint and got 21 points off 15 Pirates turnovers.

Miguel Paul finished with 13 points to pace the Pirates (12-11, 3-7).

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Memphis Tigers
T. Black, F273-61-35037
F. Hall, F113-40-12036
W. Barton, G407-131-134115
A. Barton, G282-30-02424
C. Crawford, G246-121-123416
J. Jackson292-92-22717
W. Witherspoon294-103-3111212
D. Stephens101-21-24013
S. Simpson20-10-01000
Totals 28-609-1334191770
East Carolina Pirates
D. Morrow, F345-102-451412
M. Kemp, F262-80-011014
M. Paul, G374-123-418213
S. Bowden, G193-73-410110
E. Straughn, G142-30-00026
C. Gaines251-40-04022
P. Roberts-Campbell252-51-33105
R. Sampson203-80-08017
Totals 22-579-1537101359
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
Other games
PSU 57 Final
Mich St 77
Kansas 68 Final
Baylor 54
Florida St 60 Final
BC 64
GTOWN 61 Final
Syracuse 64
Wake 44 Final
Virginia 68
Michigan 62 Final
Nebraska 46
DUKE 85 Final
NC 84