NCAAB Game Recap - Bradley at Memphis
Tue Dec 3, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Mich
43
Lou
58
F
Duke
87
MSU
75
F
Brad
56
Mem
71
F
FlaSt
64
Ind
80
F
MD-ES
46
Baylor
78
F
HBU
68
Dayt
99
F
Butl
67
Miss
58
F
NDSt
60
IndSt
71
F
E KY
67
USC-Up
79
F
StPet
69
StJon
79
F
BethC
67
Stetsn
72
F
Dart
80
GASt
83
F(OT)
Copp
85
ECU
75
F
NW
82
BC
64
F
StAnd
58
App
90
F
Coker
59
GWebb
73
F
Rich
80
Hamp
63
F
W Ky
74
WriSt
76
F
OlDom
46
W&M
63
F
Chat
77
WCU
87
F
Oakl
72
W MI
62
F
Iowa
68
Syr
54
F
Lafy
94
StJos
71
F
Buck
69
Rider
89
F
UNCA
83
Charl
75
F
NoKY
76
MiaO
54
F
Detr
57
Kent
92
F
JacSt
60
GMas
67
F
Quin
77
FaDi
78
F
Valpa
79
E MI
85
F
Vermt
73
Cin
82
F
LoyIL
70
Ball
58
F
UMBC
61
Amer
85
F
(N/A)
64
Samf
97
F
(N/A)
38
MidTN
86
F
(N/A)
61
McNee
107
F
Lipsco
75
Belm
80
F
NebOm
73
ArkSt
78
F
Buff
76
Vand
90
F
SamH
86
UTRGV
90
F(2OT)
UAB
57
Tex
67
F
TXAMC
67
TexSA
89
F
Murr
69
MOSt
71
F
SeLA
81
ULLa
98
F
NWSt
51
SMU
77
F
ChaSo
68
Mizzu
60
F
WIMil
53
Drake
56
F
APSU
61
Ark
69
F
Oral
60
Crei
72
F
Rut
60
Pitt
71
F
IlSt
69
TCU
81
F
UTEP
56
NMSt
59
F
MtStM
67
GrCan
75
F(OT)
JackSt
58
Denv
67
F
NOrl
54
LSU
90
F
UCSB
64
CSBak
60
F
InWor
60
Seatt
81
F
(N/A)
36
Sac
72
F
AzSt
71
USF
67
F

Memphis 71, Bradley 56

Dec 3, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Bradley (5-3)

19

37

56

(15) Memphis (7-1)

29

42

71

Lomax leads No. 15 Memphis past Bradley 71-56
Wed Dec 4, 2019 12:36 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) With the young Memphis Tigers struggling from the field, sophomore reserve guard Alex Lomax brought stability.

Lomax scored a career-high 17 points and No. 15 Memphis survived a poor shooting performance to beat Bradley 71-56 Tuesday night.

"It was a terrible game for us," Lomax said, later adding: "We don't look at this as a good game at all. This was a bad game for us."

Memphis made 36.1% of its shots from the field, but the Braves (5-3) were considerably worse. They hit 26.8%, including just 2 of 23 tries outside the arc.

On a night of bad shooting performances, Lomax - a leader on the team with the top recruiting class in the country - was the one of only two Tigers to make more than half his shots, going 4 of 7 from the field while adding 9 of 12 free throws.

"I feel like I'm back to being myself," said Lomax, who struggled to adapt to the college game last season. "I'm comfortable and trying to do my best to lead this team."

Boogie Ellis scored 12 points for the Tigers, while Tyler Harris and DJ Jeffries added 10 points each for Memphis (7-1). Precious Achiuwa had an off-night scoring with only six points, but he grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked five shots. Lomax also had three steals.

Elijah Childs led the Braves with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Danya Kingsby added 12 points.

"It was a struggle offensively for us all night," Bradley coach Brian Wardle said, adding "we rebounded the ball well. We only had seven turnovers. We won the turnover war and rebounding war, and I never think we lose a game if we do that.

"But that's how poorly we shot the ball."

Bradley's top offensive players had tough nights. Leading scorer Darrell Brown entered averaging 14 points per game but was limited to four. He missed all eight of his 3-point tries and was 1 of 16 from the field. Nate Kennell was held to two points a week after hitting 6 3-pointers in a win over Kansas State.

"We went into the game trying to contain Darrell Brown and Nate Kennell," Memphis coach Penny Hardaway said. "We did an excellent job on those two guys, but Elijah Childs had 21 points and 14 rebounds."

Wardle said Brown "just had an off-night offensively. That's all."

BIG PICTURE

Bradley: The Braves struggled from the field throughout, missing 10 straight during the first half and coming out of halftime on a 1-of-13 skid. The misfiring, despite the Braves outrebounding Memphis, allowed the Tigers to build the lead to double-digits in the second half.

Memphis: The Tigers improved in the second half - only slightly. Eventually, Memphis' speed and ability to get out on the break overcame its poor shooting as Lomax provided a spark off the Memphis bench. But the Tigers gave up 23 offensive rebounds as the Braves won the boards 55-47.

BOOGIE DOWN

Ellis took a hard fall in the second half when he was fouled on a dunk attempt. Already facing the 12-game suspension of center James Wiseman and starting guard Lester Quinones out with a broken right hand, the Ellis spill worried Hardaway.

"It was an ugly fall because he hit like, all back on the floor. So, he's going to be really sore tomorrow. ... We don't need any more injuries."

LAST WORD

"The effort was there. The competitiveness was there. Unfortunately, we could not buy a basket." Bradley coach Brian Wardle

UP NEXT

Bradley: Host North Carolina A&T on Saturday

Memphis: Plays at UAB on Saturday

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Leaders

Bradley PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Bar 0 0 0 3 0 0
S. Gabriel 0 0 0 0 0 0
Memphis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Hardaway 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Lomax 17 0 2 2 3 1

Team Comparison

Brad Mem
Points For 56 71
Field Goals 22/82-27% 22/61-36%
Three Pointers 2/23-9% 6/18-33%
Free Throws 10/18-56% 21/26-81%
Offensive Rebounds 23 10
Defensive Rebounds 32 37
Rebounds 61 49
Blocks 2 10
Steals 3 7
Turnovers 7 10
Personal Fouls 19 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Dec 3 Brad 56 @ Mem 71 V. Tahvanainen 2 M. Dandridge 2

Game Information

Stadium: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 15,517
Game Time: