NCAAB Game Recap - Memphis at Tulsa
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:00 PM EST

GaTec
64
Lou
68
F
StBon
60
Dayt
86
F
Prov
64
Seton
73
F
SCar
67
Aub
80
F
Rut
80
Iowa
85
F
Mem
40
Tuls
80
F
GTown
57
Xav
66
F
Samf
78
Furm
101
F
Cin
89
Temp
82
F
VMI
54
Woff
66
F
Syr
84
ND
82
F
Ark
70
MisSt
77
F
Drake
73
Evans
50
F
UMassL
75
Albany
101
F
Citad
69
Chat
92
F
Bingha
83
Stony
79
F
LaSal
57
Rich
75
F
Duques
55
URI
77
F
PSU
72
Mich
63
F
WCU
79
Mercer
85
F
W Ky
64
Marsh
60
F
Manh
73
Maris
75
F(OT)
Vermt
59
Maine
57
F
Amer
93
LoyMD
91
F(OT)
Army
94
Lafy
74
F
UMBC
69
Hartfo
60
F
UMass
63
GMas
73
F
GrgWas
54
Ford
59
F
StLou
59
David
71
F
Navy
60
Boston
58
F(OT)
Leh
95
HolyC
96
F(OT)
Troy
63
ArkLR
81
F
SFA
69
NWSt
62
F
ECU
64
SMU
84
F
Lamar
89
InWor
77
F
NDSt
73
SDSt
78
F
NOrl
71
TXAMC
74
F
McNee
77
SeLA
61
F
HBU
83
Nich
91
F
IndSt
55
LoyIL
75
F
IlSt
63
Brad
75
F
UNC
77
VaTec
79
F(2OT)
AbCh
76
SamH
82
F(OT)
BC
72
Pitt
74
F
Crei
83
DeP
68
F
Fres
68
ColSt
86
F
Alab
77
Vand
62
F
NrthIA
66
SIU
68
F
CSNor
83
UCSB
75
F
CS-Ful
78
UCDav
74
F
ChiSt
53
CBap
85
F
UCIrv
56
LongB
63
F
UNLV
72
Nev
86
F

Tulsa 80, Memphis 40

Jan 22, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(20) Memphis (14-4)

17

23

40

Tulsa (13-6)

40

40

80

Horne helps lead Tulsa to big upset of No. 20 Memphis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:45 AM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Things started out poorly for Memphis and just snowballed from there.

Jeriah Horne scored 21 points to help lead Tulsa to a surprisingly dominant 80-40 win over No. 20 Memphis on Wednesday night.

The 40-point margin of victory is the largest-ever for Tulsa against a ranked opponent.

Martins Igbanu had 11 points and six rebounds, and Brandon Rachal, the reigning American Athletic Conference's Player of the Week, also had 11 points for Tulsa (13-6, 5-1 American). The Golden Hurricane has now won four straight games following a stretch where they went 1-3.

"We were making shots, we had good looks and we shared the ball," said Tulsa coach Frank Haith. "Jeriah was outstanding. Brandon didn't have one of his great nights but I thought he was really good. And I think Martins is coming around. That helps us when we have an inside presence and it opens up a lot of things for other guys when he's a factor in the paint area."

Freshman Precious Achiuwa scored 10 points for Memphis (14-4, 3-2), which shot a season-low 28.8% from the floor. Achiuwa had eight points in the first seven-plus minutes, but wasn't much of a factor after that, although he did have a team-high six rebounds.

"We knew that they were going to play matchup zone," said Tigers coach Penny Hardaway. "When it didn't go well with what we were trying to do, guys didn't get tougher on the defensive end and that's what you have to do until you figure it out. We never figured it out offensively and we gave in on the defensive end."

Memphis entered the day leading the entire nation in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to an average of 35% shooting, but the Golden Hurricane shot 50 percent (27 of 54).

That marked a season-high for both Tulsa and for Memphis to have allowed.

"We let our offense dictate the defense and didn't play any defense today," Hardaway said. "We gave up 80 points. That's pretty embarrassing. I saw the energy way down, I'm not sure why. I just kept trying to urge guys in the huddle to get the energy up."

Tulsa took a 23-point lead into halftime and just kept building on it well into the second half. After Horne's 3-pointer with 9:05 left, the Golden Hurricane led 67-32 and the Tulsa crowd of 4,668 chanted, "Overrated," referring to Memphis. Fans then stormed the floor after the final buzzer.

"We just played great at both ends of the court," Haith said. "We probably caught Memphis on not one of their best nights. Proud of our kids, how we fought, how we competed. There's not an area of the game that I didn't think we did well."

BIG PICTURE

Memphis: The Tigers came in connecting on 33.8 % of their 3-point shots, but had a difficult time from beyond the arc. After going 0-for-10 on 3-point attempts in the first half, Memphis made 2 of 11 in the second to finish at 9.5%. That marked the lowest percentage of the season for the Tigers.

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane got off to a strong start, with Isaiah Hill's 3-pointer capping off a 17-4 run to give Tulsa a commanding 26-10 lead with 8:35 remaining in the opening half. They were able to maintain, and then build on, that advantage throughout the first half, taking a 40-17 edge into halftime. Tulsa continued its dominance into the second half.

TIP INS

Tulsa's biggest previous win against a ranked opponent was when the No. 15-ranked Golden Hurricane defeated No. 10 LSU 84-56 (26-point margin) on Dec. 22, 1952. . Memphis entered the day ranking second in the nation in blocked shots, averaging 7.0 per contest, but had just one. That was their lowest total of the season. . Tulsa had the edge in rebounds, 37-35, although the Tigers had a 21-19 advantage in the second half. . Memphis committed 20 turnovers, which Tulsa scored 24 points off of, while Tulsa had 11 that turned into just four points for the Tigers.

HE SAID IT

"We're going to respond, for sure," Hardaway said. "I'm sure they're trying to figure out how we lost by 40, but it's easy to see we lost in all the toughness categories. No matter how hard you coach a young team, they still got to go out and execute it and today, it just seemed like they were taking Tulsa for granted. You cannot do that on this level."

UP NEXT

Memphis: The Tigers return home for just the second time in January, hosting SMU on Saturday.

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane travel to Storrs to take on Connecticut in an early 11 a.m. start on Sunday.

Leaders

Memphis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Thomas 0 0 0 2 0 0
I. Maurice 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tulsa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Jones 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Horne 21 0 2 8 1 1

Team Comparison

Mem Tuls
Points For 40 80
Field Goals 16/56-29% 27/54-50%
Three Pointers 2/21-10% 8/24-33%
Free Throws 6/11-55% 18/25-72%
Offensive Rebounds 9 4
Defensive Rebounds 26 33
Rebounds 39 41
Blocks 1 4
Steals 6 8
Turnovers 20 11
Personal Fouls 22 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 22 Mem 40 @ Tuls 80 B. Ellis 1 E. Ugboh 1

Game Information

Stadium: Donald Reynolds Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Attendance: 4,668
Game Time: