Scores

Final

Memphis 70

(17-7, 7-2 C-USA)

East Carolina 59

(12-11, 3-7 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2012

    Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    1 2 T
    MEM 37 3370
    ECU 25 3459

    Top Performers

    Memphis: W. Witherspoon 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    East Carolina: M. Paul 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl

    Memphis 70, East Carolina 59

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, N.C. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MEM
    ECU
    Points 70 59
    FG Made-Attempted 28-60 (.467) 22-57 (.386)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 3

    2011-12 Season

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