NCAAB Game Recap - Mississippi at Memphis
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:00 PM EST

UMass
46
UVA
58
F
CSBak
49
Gonz
77
F
FlaAM
51
Seton
87
F
Miss
86
Mem
87
F
FlGlf
48
VACom
78
F
(N/A)
44
InWor
68
F
Morg
57
WIMil
62
F
S UT
80
ChaSo
45
F
Buck
46
Syr
97
F
DeP
72
BC
67
F
ArkLR
58
NCSU
74
F
UNCW
66
FlInt
63
F
E IL
63
BethC
66
F
GrgWas
78
Evans
70
F
RobM
62
Marq
66
F
YSU
66
USC-Up
61
F
E WA
90
HiPt
74
F
(N/A)
41
Toled
100
F
UNH
71
JMU
78
F
StFPA
65
FlaSt
80
F
DelSt
66
ETSU
98
F
(N/A)
60
CenMI
106
F
Charl
71
UCF
72
F
Gram
58
OrSt
80
F
StBon
57
Canis
61
F
AzSt
80
StJon
67
F
GrCan
58
Ford
70
F
NIU
68
SIU-E
64
F
Oral
59
WichSt
68
F
Troy
60
Samf
72
F
Stony
87
Merrim
84
F(OT)
E KY
51
Clev
65
F
How
69
Ball
100
F
(N/A)
69
UCSB
88
F
UCDav
62
Portl
72
F
Army
73
Bingha
88
F
Albany
72
SacHr
65
F
Penn
81
Prov
75
F
Yale
56
PSU
58
F
Manh
69
Elon
64
F
(N/A)
59
TXAMC
69
F
NJIT
63
Brown
79
F
Lib
71
Rice
59
F
IlSt
69
W Ky
83
F
Belm
55
StLou
60
F
Mercer
72
IL-C
68
F
Rider
87
Colum
63
F
Denv
49
UCRiv
73
F
UtVal
68
NDSt
62
F
Iona
75
KennSt
52
F
Presb
64
Quin
73
F
Bois
82
Pacif
76
F(3OT)
TXSo
98
NoKY
96
F(2OT)
Citad
79
Maris
75
F
Corn
66
Copp
68
F(OT)
PVAM
78
CenAR
72
F(OT)
Vermt
81
CenCT
49
F
(N/A)
62
W IL
113
F
UMKC
74
ECU
68
F
Leh
66
StMar
77
F
SamH
81
USF
90
F
Hamp
71
Ill
120
F
SeLA
60
APSU
81
F
JacSt
49
Purd
81
F
Stetsn
63
Monm
55
F
PorSt
91
SJSU
76
F
Sac
77
Pepp
72
F
(N/A)
50
Ida
100
F
SMU
72
UNLV
68
F
GASt
69
CBap
60
F

Nov 23, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Mississippi (4-1)

38

48

86

(16) Memphis (5-1)

45

42

87

Achiuwa scores 25, No. 16 Memphis holds off Ole Miss 87-86
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:07 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The 16th-ranked Memphis Tigers already knew they would have to play a long stretch without James Wiseman, their top freshman.

Then another freshman, Lester Quinones, went to the locker room with an undisclosed injury after playing less than nine minutes against Mississippi.

Good thing coach Penny Hardaway has other a handful of very talented freshmen.

Precious Achiuwa scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while D.J. Jeffries added 23, including a dunk with a second left as Memphis held off the Rebels, 87-86, on Saturday for its third consecutive victory without Wiseman.

"To have a 16-point lead on a really well-coached team that has veteran guards and veteran players, I mean that's amazing for us," Hardaway said of this win. "We will grow from this. We cannot go backward from this point forward with our energy and our understanding of what we're trying to do. But it's huge for us not to have Lester and James in there and be able to do that."

Blake Hinson beat the buzzer with a 3 for the final margin after Ole Miss (4-1) had trailed by as much as 16 in the second half.

"At the end, couldn't make a play when we needed to," Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis said. "But good college game in November."

Memphis (5-1) snapped a three-game streak by Ole Miss in this series.

Hardaway has the youngest team in the country, according to KenPom.com. He still has the No. 1 recruiting class even with Wiseman sitting out an NCAA-mandated 12-game suspension for what college sports' governing body ruled were impermissible benefits from 2017 when the Memphis coach was overseeing a local high school team.

Achiuwa also was a five-star recruit like Wiseman. He helped Memphis score the final seven points to take 45-38 halftime lead. Then the 6-foot-9 forward scored the first seven for Memphis in the second half, then the Tigers pushed their lead to 54-43 on a dunk by Jeffries with 15:57 to go.

The Tigers led 64-48 on a putback by Achiuwa with 11:19 left.

"The rest of the team just has to step up and make up for James not being here and not being able to play," Achiuwa said.

Ole Miss responded with a 17-6 run to turn a runaway into a thrilling finish. With 5 seconds left and Memphis up 85-82, Breein Tyree thought he'd gotten a shot off when fouled by Tyler Harris. Officials sent Tyree to the line for two free throws instead of 3. Tyree split the free throws before Jeffries' dunk.

"It was kind of a bang-bang play," Davis said.

Davis has three starters back for Ole Miss from his NCAA Tournament team last season. Tyree led Ole Miss with 24 points. KJ Buffen had a team-high 13 before fouling out with 10:10 left, and Hinson had 15.

Harris had 15 and Alex Lomax 14 for Memphis.

BIG PICTURE

Ole Miss: The Rebels held each of their first four opponents below 60 points and led the SEC by allowing just 31.9% shooting, which was fourth nationally. They had little answer for Memphis' inside scoring except for getting into foul trouble. ... Their 3-pointers fell early as they hit five of their first six for an early lead. The Rebels finished 12 of 27 from 3.

Memphis: The young Tigers are very good with layups and high-flying dunks, outscoring Ole Miss 52-20 in the paint. But they're going to have to show at some point they can take, and make, 3s to keep opponents from packing the paint defensively. They hit only 3 of 11 outside the arc, with Harris hitting all three.

ACHUIWA'S GAME

Hardaway says he had a long talk with Achiuwa on Friday with the freshman wanting to score more early this season. Against Ole Miss, Achiuwa came through with five defensive rebounds. He also had three turnovers but three steals and two blocks.

"I know who he could be and where he wants to go," Hardaway said. "Where he wants to go, he has to do the things like he did today. He locked in and never took his eyes off of it from the beginning of the game until the end. It showed who he really is to the country."

UP NEXT

Ole Miss: Penn State on Wednesday in Brooklyn at the NIT Tip-Off.

Memphis: North Carolina State on Thursday in Brooklyn at the Barclay Center Classic.

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Leaders

Mississippi PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Rodriguez 0 0 3 5 0 0
B. Tyree 24 0 4 4 1 0
Memphis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Thomas 0 0 1 5 2 3
B. Ellis 0 0 2 2 3 0

Team Comparison

Miss Mem
Points For 86 87
Field Goals 26/66-39% 30/58-52%
Three Pointers 12/27-44% 3/11-27%
Free Throws 22/30-73% 24/36-67%
Offensive Rebounds 16 10
Defensive Rebounds 22 28
Rebounds 42 43
Blocks 3 9
Steals 8 11
Turnovers 16 16
Personal Fouls 30 26
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 23 Miss 86 @ Mem 87 A. Collum 2 I. Maurice 2

Game Information

Stadium: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 17,875
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