Scores

Final

SMU 63

(12-14, 5-7 C-USA)

Memphis 76

(20-7, 10-2 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    SMU 32 3163
    MEM 42 3476

    Top Performers

    Southern Methodist: P. Dia 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

    Memphis: W. Witherspoon 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast

    SMU rallies late in second half, but falls short to Memphis

    Associated Press

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Elliot Williams scored 16 points, and Roburt Sallie and Wesley Witherspoon added 15 apiece, helping Memphis defeat Southern Methodist 76-63 on Saturday night.

    The Tigers (20-7, 10-2 Conference USA) relied on a barrage of 3-pointers to build an early lead, then used the long-range shooting to keep the Mustangs at bay as they made a second-half run.

    After trailing 58-35 with 13:49 left, SMU cut the lead to eight, 66-58, with 3:11 left. Witherspoon, Sallie and D.J. Stephens each made a pair of free throws and Sallie hit a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 17 points, 75-58, with 1:05 to play.

    Willie Kemp had 10 points for Memphis, while Witherspoon added eight rebounds and six assists.

    Mouhammad Faye led SMU (12-14, 5-7) with 18 points. Derek Williams and Robert Nyakundi scored 11 apiece and Papa Dia had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    MEM
    Points 63 76
    FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 15-30 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 13-15 (.867)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

    2009-10 Season

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