NCAAB Game Recap - Illinois-Chicago at Memphis
Fri Nov 8, 2019 7:00 PM EST

E KY
49
KY
91
F
UNCG
62
Kansas
74
F
ColSt
55
Duke
89
F
UNC
78
UNCW
62
F
IL-C
46
Mem
92
F
Baylor
64
Wash
67
F
Web
34
UtSt
89
F
Sien
63
Xav
81
F
BGSU
79
LSU
88
F
David
66
Aub
76
F
N TX
56
VACom
59
F
(N/A)
51
E MI
93
F
(N/A)
76
Mercer
84
F
Oakl
53
Del
56
F
(N/A)
62
USC-Up
103
F
USMMA
43
Army
80
F
(N/A)
64
SCSt
79
F
(N/A)
53
Norf
93
F
(N/A)
54
Elon
95
F
Dart
68
Buff
63
F
Akr
84
WVU
94
F
(N/A)
65
Jacksn
83
F
ArkSt
43
Miss
71
F
(N/A)
37
Yale
94
F
Maris
58
VMI
56
F
Copp
42
VaTec
74
F
(N/A)
31
Tows
100
F
Vermt
61
StBon
59
F
StFPA
98
Rich
100
F(OT)
ChaSo
49
NCAT
63
F
FlAtl
60
Mia-FL
74
F
UMassL
87
LIU
74
F
Longw
65
GMas
76
F
LoyIL
63
Furm
87
F
Niag
64
Drex
72
F
Rider
81
DelSt
54
F
SacHr
67
UConn
89
F
W&M
79
Amer
70
F
(N/A)
47
Campbl
101
F
TexSA
60
SIU
72
F
(N/A)
66
CoCar
102
F
Radf
60
Lib
66
F
FaDi
59
DeP
70
F
E IL
52
Wisc
65
F
(N/A)
71
NW
61
F
NoKY
56
Mizzu
71
F
SamH
58
MisSt
67
F
(N/A)
61
Lamar
106
F
Harv
79
NE
84
F
Reinh
55
GaSo
109
F
Eccle
52
Gram
147
F
HBU
81
Oral
95
F
(N/A)
59
FlInt
101
F
ECU
57
Navy
62
F
MsVl
49
Utah
143
F
Ill
83
GrCan
71
F
SIU-E
60
Iowa
87
F
SDak
72
Pacif
62
F
CalLu
56
CBU
112
F
CAPoly
63
SCla
77
F
(N/A)
27
Sac
76
F
InWor
61
N CO
83
F
AzSt
71
Colora
81
F
Portl
65
USC
76
F
FlaAM
52
HI
65
F

Nov 8, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Illinois-Chicago (1-1)

16

30

46

(14) Memphis (2-0)

47

45

92

Wiseman gets restraining order to play; Memphis wins
Fri Nov 8, 2019 11:16 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) James Wiseman had another dominant game for the No. 14 Memphis Tigers. All anyone wants to talk about is Wiseman's status with the NCAA.

Wiseman had 17 points and nine rebounds hours after getting a temporary restraining order to play amid an NCAA ineligibility ruling, leading Memphis past Illinois-Chicago 92-46 on Friday night.

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway started his postgame news conference saying he knew everyone wanted to ask about the status of Wiseman, who was introduced with the starting lineup about an hour after the restraining order was signed.

"I have to be silent on that because it's an ongoing process," Hardaway said. "I wish I could talk about it. But we just have to stay silent about it until we move forward. Anybody asks me questions, I'll just have to move past it and say I can't talk about it right now."

Wiseman was not made available postgame. He later posted on Instagram: "All Smiles!!! God got me!!"

Guard Boogie Ellis, who led the Tigers with 22 points, and forward DJ Jeffries also declined comment about the freshman center.

"We can't answer that question," said Jeffries, who had 14 points and shot 5 of 9 from the field.

Memphis said the potential No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA draft was declared eligible by the NCAA in May. Further details and investigation by the university and the NCAA found Hardaway gave $11,500 in moving expenses to help Wiseman's family move from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017. The university said Wiseman didn't know about the money given to his family.

At the time, Hardaway was the coach of East High School in Memphis. Wiseman was a junior who helped Hardaway win his third straight Tennessee Class AAA title before being hired by Memphis as in March 2018. Wiseman committed to Memphis - and Hardaway again - in November 2018.

Several hours of drama prior to tipoff made up for the lack of answers postgame.

Less than two hours before the game, Wiseman's attorney Leslie Ballin announced that the NCAA had ruled the freshman ineligible. A local court issued the ruling allowing Wiseman to play a short time later.

Wiseman started, and Memphis (2-0) immediately took a double-digit lead leaving the only doubt of the night the status of the 7-foot-1 freshman.

As for the game, Hardaway said he was proud of his Tigers' focus. He was miffed Illinois-Chicago grabbed 16 offensive rebounds and his Tigers failing to concentrate on the small things during the blowout.

"Other than that, holding them to 24% from the field is major," Hardaway said.

Brian Taylor led Illinois-Chicago with 11 points, and Godwin Boahen had 10. In addition to the 24% shooting, the Flames (1-1) had 19 turnovers. Coach Steve McClain noted his team came to town without four starters due to injury. He said early shooting woes left them in a deep deficit early in the game.

"I would have loved to have seen how the game would've unfolded had we made a couple of shots there early," the Flames coach said. "We had great looks, and they didn't go in. Then the game got away from us a little bit."

BIG PICTURE

Illinois-Chicago: The Flames shot 20% in the first half and committed 13 turnovers to trail by 31 points. That pretty well put to rest any chance of an upset.

Memphis: While Memphis easily won its second game of the season, Wiseman's status and thus the impact on the Tigers was uncertain. Hardaway said Wiseman will keep playing. A court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 18 in Memphis.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Despite the Wiseman situation, Memphis' two early victories should at least hold their spot at No. 14. The Tigers biggest early test and first on the road comes Tuesday night when they face 15th-ranked Oregon in Oregon.

UP NEXT

Illinois-Chicago: Hosts Ball State on Wednesday night.

Memphis: Plays Oregon in Portland next Tuesday night.

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Leaders

Illinois-Chicago PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Bridges 0 0 0 2 1 1
B. Taylor 11 0 2 3 0 0
Memphis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Baugh 0 0 4 2 0 1
L. Thomas 0 0 1 3 0 0

Team Comparison

IL-C Mem
Points For 46 92
Field Goals 15/62-24% 32/54-59%
Three Pointers 8/29-28% 14/27-52%
Free Throws 8/14-57% 14/26-54%
Offensive Rebounds 16 9
Defensive Rebounds 17 34
Rebounds 39 46
Blocks 3 8
Steals 5 5
Turnovers 19 14
Personal Fouls 18 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mem Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 8 IL-C 46 @ Mem 92 T. Washington 2 I. Maurice 1

Game Information

Stadium: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 15,923
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