NCAAB Game Recap - Memphis at Tennessee
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:00 PM EST

E KY
67
Lou
99
F
UMKC
57
Kansas
98
F
Oreg
71
Mich
70
F(OT)
Gonz
84
Ariz
80
F
GaTec
53
KY
67
F
StLou
61
Aub
67
F
Mem
51
Tenn
47
F
Drake
47
Dayt
78
F
MSU
72
Oakl
49
F
South
41
Butl
66
F
Del
70
Vill
78
F
Seton
48
Rut
68
F
Xav
78
Wake
80
F
KansSt
61
MisSt
67
F
IPFW
65
IUPUI
74
F
App
81
How
59
F
Syr
79
GTown
89
F
Princ
80
FaDi
65
F
Dart
76
Boston
78
F
(N/A)
60
Elon
91
F
Tuls
79
Ark
98
F
Nich
57
WVU
83
F
NJIT
71
StFNY
73
F
TN-M
72
UNCA
91
F
(N/A)
79
Jacksn
93
F
IL-C
65
DeP
86
F
HolyC
72
Canis
80
F
CenMI
76
Tex
87
F
LIU
74
Rider
89
F
Duques
71
Radf
49
F
Alab
71
PSU
73
F
AlaAM
74
Mia-FL
88
F
Morg
68
LaSal
85
F
Merrim
63
Hartfo
71
F
NCC
71
CoCar
91
F
Army
89
Buff
76
F
UCLA
61
ND
75
F
Lamar
50
TCU
79
F
AF
79
Denv
75
F
NFla
72
SoMis
69
F
MidTN
64
Miss
82
F
Toled
80
Detr
72
F
Web
49
Utah
60
F
UCSB
61
S UT
62
F
(N/A)
50
StBon
75
F
HiPt
64
FlAtl
81
F
Campbl
67
ECU
79
F
Mayv
60
SDak
96
F
Sac
58
SCla
60
F
USF
91
CS-Ful
69
F
ULLa
59
LaTec
77
F
Charl
71
Rich
78
F
Winth
73
Furm
80
F
ArkPB
46
OrSt
80
F
AlSt
57
Bois
100
F
Okla
75
WichSt
80
F
OlDom
55
Ill
69
F
Stan
78
SJSU
58
F
CSBak
70
Ida
76
F(OT)
NMSt
62
NM
69
F
Evans
72
WIGB
62
F
Niag
80
Albany
84
F
W MI
59
Manh
58
F
Colg
67
Cin
66
F
WilBa
59
NOrl
103
F
(N/A)
54
Gram
82
F
CenAR
79
Pepp
92
F
BYU
68
UtSt
64
F
UGA
59
AzSt
79
F
E IL
75
WIMil
68
F
Lib
61
Vand
56
F
HBU
84
Rice
96
F
(N/A)
57
Oral
69
F
Stony
78
Prov
82
F
(N/A)
63
UAB
75
F
N CO
74
Wyo
53
F
ULMo
59
SFA
66
F
NoAZ
79
UtVal
73
F
Fres
62
CAPoly
37
F
BethC
68
CBU
87
F
UCDav
54
USD
58
F
(N/A)
63
UCIrv
120
F
StMar
89
Cal
77
F

Dec 14, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(13) Memphis (9-1)

25

26

51

(19) Tennessee (7-2)

24

23

47

No. 13 Memphis outlasts No. 19 Tennessee, avenges loss
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:21 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Even the newcomers on Memphis’ freshmen-laden roster who didn’t play in a loss to Tennessee last year understood the importance of avenging that defeat.

The 13th-ranked Tigers got their revenge Saturday. Not only did Memphis beat its in-state rival, it snapped the longest active home winning streak of any Division I team and prevented Tennessee coach Rick Barnes from reaching a career milestone.

Damion Baugh sank a 3-pointer with 1:43 remaining to put Memphis ahead for good and the Tigers outlasted No. 19 Tennessee 51-47 to end the Volunteers’ 31-game home winning streak.

“We came in with a little chip on our shoulders to get some revenge,” said freshman D.J. Jeffries, who scored 11 points and assisted on Baugh’s go-ahead basket. “We did that and I couldn’t be more happy with the guys. We grew up today, so I’m proud of everyone.”

Tyler Harris also scored 11 points and Baugh added 10 for Memphis (9-1), which found a way to win despite scoring just five points in the game’s first 12 minutes.

Josiah-Jordan James scored 14 for Tennessee (7-2). The Vols shot 25% - their lowest field-goal percentage of Barnes’ five-year tenure - and were just 4 of 26 from 3-point range.

“You need to let this loss hit you, but you can’t let it bog you down,” Tennessee forward John Fulkerson said. “You’ve got to know how it feels to lose, but then you’ve got to just forget about it and be on to the next game.”

Tennessee’s loss prevented Barnes from becoming the seventh active Division I coach to reach 700 victories. Barnes’ 699 career wins include a 102-92 victory at Memphis last year that was most notable for comments made in the aftermath.

Tigers coach Penny Hardaway said Tennessee players approached Memphis’ bench late in the game “with their fists balled.” When Barnes said a few days later that the NCAA should consider penalizing players for flopping, Hardaway perceived those comments to be directed at Memphis and called them “kind of low class.”

The sellout crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena showered Hardaway with boos as he walked onto the court before Saturday’s game. Jeffries said Memphis players started getting booed as soon as they walked off the bus.

“When I read those statements today, it kind of made me cringe a little bit, so I kind of understood what was going to happen,” Hardaway said. “I felt like it got misunderstood, but then when I read it, it wasn’t a good look."

That crowd may have made an early impact as Memphis scored just five points in the first 12 minutes and went 10-plus minutes without making a basket during one stretch. One week after erasing an early 20-point deficit in a victory at UAB, Memphis was trailing Tennessee 17-5 midway through the first half.

“When you have a young team, you just really don’t know,” said Hardaway, who started four freshmen Saturday. “We were well prepared, but you never can account for the nervous energy. Last week at UAB, I think they took those guys lightly, and they jumped on us, and this week I think they were too hyper to get into the game because they knew what kind of game it was going to be. That’s what you get with young teams.”

Neither team led by more than four in the second half. Memphis was trailing by a point when Jeffries drove the baseline and passed to Baugh, who sank an open 3-pointer to put the Tigers ahead to stay at 49-47.

Tennessee had a chance to tie with 22 seconds remaining, but Yves Pons missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity. Memphis’ Alex Lomax sank both ends of a one-and-one with 7.9 seconds left to seal the victory.

BIG PICTURE

Memphis: The Tigers are winning without some of their best players. Memphis played a seventh consecutive game without suspended forward James Wiseman and a fourth straight game without injured guard Lester Quinones.

Wiseman, a likely NBA lottery pick averaging 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds, is serving a 12-game suspension because Hardaway gave the forward’s family $11,500 to cover expenses for its move from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017. Hardaway wasn’t coaching Memphis at the time, but the NCAA determined he was acting as a booster.

Tennessee: The Vols got very little from their senior backcourt duo of Jordan Bowden and Turner, their two leading scorers this season. Bowden and Turner had just five points apiece in this one. Turner shot 1 of 11 (0 of 5 on 3-pointers) and Bowden was 2 of 10 (1 of 6 on 3-pointers).

RIVALRY’S FUTURE

This marked the second straight season Tennessee and Memphis have faced each other as part of a three-game contract that also includes a neutral-site matchup next season in Nashville. The long-term future of the series remains unclear.

“I’d love to keep it going,” Hardaway said. “Like I said, it just kind of got out of hand last year. I have always had respect for Coach Barnes.”

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Memphis has a shot at cracking the top 10 after producing a big road victory without Wiseman or Quinones. Tennessee figures to fall into the 20s.

UP NEXT

Memphis hosts Jackson State on Dec. 21.

Tennessee visits Cincinnati on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Memphis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 1
I. Maurice 0 0 0 3 1 2
Tennessee PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Johnson 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. James 14 0 1 5 3 1

Team Comparison

Mem Tenn
Points For 51 47
Field Goals 19/56-34% 15/60-25%
Three Pointers 5/13-38% 4/26-15%
Free Throws 8/13-62% 13/18-72%
Offensive Rebounds 13 12
Defensive Rebounds 36 27
Rebounds 54 46
Blocks 6 5
Steals 6 7
Turnovers 17 9
Personal Fouls 17 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 14 Mem 51 @ Tenn 47 B. Ellis 3 O. Nkamhoua 2

Game Information

Stadium: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Attendance: 21,868
Game Time: