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1/12/2022 | 6 p.m.

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98.9 THE ROAR OF MEMPHIS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The 83rd version of the Memphis-Cincinnati rivalry didn’t disappoint, with a second half that had 12 lead modifications and 6 ties and an electrical crowd at FedExForum serving to the Tigers overcome a deficit with a minute to play and earn an 87-80 win over the Bearcats Sunday afternoon.
 
The win is Memphis’ third-straight and fourth within the final 5 video games. The Tigers at the moment are 9-5 total and 3-1 in American Athletic Convention motion on the yr. The Tigers have received nine-straight AAC house video games and 14 of their final 15 video games total at FedExForum.
 
Tyler Harris led the Tigers with 20 factors, and he made a number of successful performs down the stretch. Lester Quinones added 18, and reigning AAC Freshman of the Week Josh Minott had his first-career double-double with 14 factors and 10 rebounds. Seven of his boards got here on the offensive glass. Emoni Bates, in his first recreation since Dec. 14 in opposition to No. 6/8 Alabama, scored 12 factors, had seven rebounds and dished out six assists.
 
Cincinnati took an 80-79 lead with 55 seconds to go, forcing the Tigers to name a timeout to regroup. Harris got here down and hit a jumper within the paint to offer the Tigers an 81-80 benefit with 40 ticks left, and the Memphis protection then pressured two Cincinnati misses. Landers Nolley II grabbed the rebound and was fouled, and he hit each free throws to make the rating 83-80 in favor of the Tigers with 19 seconds to go.
 
Harris made his presence recognized on the defensive finish on the subsequent possession with Cincinnati attempting to tie the sport, selecting off a move and drawing a foul with simply three seconds remaining. Harris hit each free throws, and he made two extra free throws within the ultimate two seconds to carry the sport to its ultimate rating of 87-80.
 
The Tigers overcame Cincinnati (11-5, 1-2 AAC) hitting 16 3-pointers, 9 over its per-game common coming into the competition. The Bearcats had been led by Jeremiah Davenport‘s 21 points on 7-of-10 3-point shooting.
 
Memphis committed just 11 turnovers Sunday afternoon, matching its season low which came at Georgia on Dec. 1.
 
The Tigers ended the game shooting 47.7 percent from the field (31-65) and made nine 3-pointers of its own. Memphis was 16-of-19 from the free throw line in the game (.842) and made 12-of-14 in the second half (.857).
 
Memphis had a 41-31 advantage on the glass.
 
UP NEXT
The Tigers hit the road next week to UCF on Wednesday and East Carolina on Saturday. Memphis’ subsequent house recreation is Thursday, Jan. 20 in opposition to SMU.
 
Tickets and mini plans for 2021-22 can be found on-line at www.GoTigersGoTix.com or by telephone at (901) 678-2331.
 
POSTGAME NOTES

  • Memphis used the beginning lineup of Earl Timberlake, Lester Quinones, Josh Minott, Malcolm Dandridge and Malcolm Dandridge for the primary time this season.
  • The Tigers have now used 10 totally different beginning lineups in 14 video games this yr and in every of the final seven video games.
  • Eleven totally different gamers have began a recreation this season.
  • Memphis has now received back-to-back video games in opposition to the Bearcats, with Cincinnati’s final win within the collection approaching Feb. 13, 2020.
  • The Bearcats nonetheless lead the all-time collection 47-36.
  • Memphis is on high in video games performed in Memphis, 24-14.
  • Forty-five of Memphis’ factors got here from the bench, its second-most in a recreation this season.
  • Memphis’ reserves scored 51 within the win over North Carolina Central (11/13).
  • Memphis now has 5 video games this season taking pictures at the least 80.0 % from the free throw line after at the least 15 makes an attempt.
  • The Tigers completed the feat simply as soon as final season and 4 occasions whole in 2019-20.
  • Tyler Harris turned in a season-high 20 factors and led Memphis in scoring for the third time this season.
  • Harris has hit the 20-point mark seven occasions in his profession.
  • Memphis is 22-9 when the senior has at the least three 3-pointers in a recreation.
  • Harris now has 159 3-pointers in his Tiger profession, which is three away from matching Willie Kemp (162, 2006-10) for seventh-most in a Memphis profession.
  • Lester Quinones‘ 18 points are a season high and come after an 11-point effort in his last game.
  • He has made six 3-pointers in the last two games after going 0-for-10 from behind the arc the three games prior and 2-for-14 over the span of five outings.
  • Emoni Bates played 21 minutes in his first game in nearly a month.
  • His seven rebounds and six assists are both season highs.
  • Josh Minott logged his first-career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Minott set a season high with 15 points at Wichita State two games ago, then set a season high with 11 rebounds against Tulsa in the last game.
  • Jalen Duren swatted three shots to go along with seven points and five rebounds.
  • The freshman has blocked at least one shot in each of the 12 games he has played.
  • How to follow the Tigers: For complete information on Memphis Tiger Men’s Basketball, go to www.GoTigersGo.com and comply with the group’s social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Fb.

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