NCAAB Game Recap - New Orleans at Memphis
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Lou
70
KY
78
F(OT)
Brown
50
Duke
75
F
NOrl
55
Mem
97
F
ULMo
36
Butl
67
F
CAPoly
57
SDSU
73
F
N AL
71
FlaSt
88
F
(N/A)
46
MorSt
102
F
YSU
83
IUPUI
73
F
Piedm
47
WCU
108
F
CenMI
62
Purd
97
F
Amer
60
GTown
80
F
LongB
63
Fla
102
F
(N/A)
53
Mercer
104
F
WIMil
64
NoKY
74
F
StPet
67
Hamp
70
F
Wisc
68
Tenn
48
F
Buck
59
LaSal
71
F
CenAR
54
Marq
106
F
Toled
66
Brad
78
F
(N/A)
49
UAB
82
F
WIGB
84
WriSt
90
F
NE
61
Tows
45
F
Charl
76
Drex
65
F
Maris
54
Colum
69
F
E MI
49
UNLV
64
F
TXSo
81
AzSt
98
F
PaulQ
62
SFA
94
F
Detr
69
Oakl
78
F
E OR
61
UtSt
129
F
(N/A)
64
TexSA
99
F
Fairf
66
Merrim
54
F
Longw
65
GrgWas
78
F
E WA
79
Web
77
F
(N/A)
62
ColSt
87
F
Mobil
47
SthAL
76
F
FlInt
62
Minn
89
F
Hof
82
JMU
76
F
E KY
74
ECU
82
F
Clev
66
IL-C
71
F
(N/A)
84
LongI
125
F
(N/A)
73
ArkSt
84
F
CS-Ful
77
UCLA
74
F
(N/A)
65
UtVal
80
F
CarBi
56
JacSt
120
F
(N/A)
34
UNCG
106
F
N CO
65
PorSt
69
F
(N/A)
52
ChaSo
108
F
(N/A)
54
Crei
91
F
(N/A)
68
Wyo
82
F
Sac
51
MTSt
66
F
CSNor
72
Bois
103
F
TxWes
64
N TX
102
F
Niag
57
Syr
71
F
UNCW
68
Del
82
F
Belm
79
W Ky
62
F
Seatt
58
StMar
84
F
CmbTN
46
Murr
81
F
Pepp
68
SJSU
83
F
UCRiv
60
Fres
57
F
NoAZ
72
Mont
79
F
Ida
60
IdaSt
62
F
Oral
73
BYU
79
F
Morg
74
LoyMa
71
F
(N/A)
75
CBap
92
F
Pacif
56
UCIrv
69
F

Dec 28, 2019, 1:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

New Orleans (4-8)

24

31

55

(9) Memphis (11-1)

51

46

97

Achiuwa, Quinones lead No. 9 Memphis past New Orleans 97-55
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:23 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Returning from a broken right hand, Memphis guard Lester Quinones showed his 3-point shooting didn’t suffer during his absence.

Quinones, who missed five game with the injury, returned Saturday scoring 13 points while converting all three of his 3-point attempts as No. 9 Memphis built a first-half lead and easily defeated New Orleans 97-55.

“There’s definitely a mental aspect to it,” Quinones said of the 3-point shooting. “My first five games, I think I was shooting 24% from 3. I don’t feel like that was me being myself, but I’m starting to get more comfortable, getting the groove back.”

Precious Achiuwa led Memphis (11-1) with 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Tigers extended their winning streak to nine. Tyler Harris finished with 11 points, while DJ Jeffries and Isaiah Maurice added 10 points each.

Troy Green led the Privateers with 22 points while Bryson Robinson added 15 as New Orleans (4-8) lost its third straight. Robinson and Green, the Privateers leading scorers, were a combined 8 of 21 from the field.

That was part of New Orleans shooting 29% for the game, including 3 of 17 from 3-point range (17.6%)

“We needed to control tempo,” New Orleans coach Mark Slessinger said. “They’re so good in transition. They’re so good at attacking the offensive glass and they shot the 3 so well. When they got off to a hot start shooting the 3, it really put us behind the eight ball.”

Memphis converted nine of its first 10 shots including its first five 3-pointers. That helped the Tigers build a 27-point halftime lead. From there, Memphis would coast he rest of the way. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway was pleased with his defense, a place where the Tigers have excelled recently. In addition to the Privateers low shooting percentage, Memphis also forced 28 New Orleans turnovers.

“We came out the way we were supposed to, turning them over,” Hardaway said of the start, later adding: “We’re playing defense incredibly. Really good defense, half-court defense, holding teams to very low percentages.”

While Memphis was able to shoot 52% for the game, including 12 of 23 from outside the arc, the downside was 27 Tiger turnovers after committing 28 in its last game against Jackson State. Hardaway acknowledged that as a shortcoming that needs improvement, but said by causing New Orleans turnovers and scoring off them, he liked his team’s play better than before the Christmas break.

“If we just cut that down, that’s when we’re just going to start to demolish teams,” Quinones said.

BIG PICTURE

New Orleans: The Privateers suffered poor shooting in the first half, connecting on 25% overall and only 2 of 10 from outside the arc. New Orleans saw the game get completely out of hand midway through the first half as Memphis continued extending the lead.

Memphis: The Tigers took control early pushing the lead to double-digits. The advantage resulted in a 51-24 halftime lead, allowing Memphis fans to switch their attention to the football team playing in the Cotton Bowl.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Memphis moved into the Top 10 this past week and should easily hold that spot with New Orleans being the only game the Tigers have played since those rankings were released.

QUINONES RETURN

Hardaway noted Quinones’ shooting accuracy after the freshman guard sat out five weeks with the broken right hand. “Lester, for his first game back after a month, was incredible,” the Memphis coach said. “His energy. Three-for-3 from 3. I’ll probably just sit him out for (another) month, if he comes out shooting like that.”

UP NEXT

New Orleans: Entertain Lamar on Thursday.

Memphis: Host Tulane on Monday in the American Athletic Conference opener.

Leaders

New Orleans PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Myers 0 0 0 3 2 0
G. Gates 0 0 2 1 0 0
Memphis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. Achiuwa 18 0 3 10 2 3
L. Quinones 13 0 0 5 0 1

Team Comparison

NOrl Mem
Points For 55 97
Field Goals 16/55-29% 33/63-52%
Three Pointers 3/17-18% 12/23-52%
Free Throws 20/27-74% 19/23-83%
Offensive Rebounds 11 14
Defensive Rebounds 18 31
Rebounds 32 48
Blocks 5 11
Steals 13 18
Turnovers 28 27
Personal Fouls 20 23
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 28 NOrl 55 @ Mem 97 L. Berzat 2 D. Baugh 6

Game Information

Stadium: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 15,501
Game Time: