NCAAB Game Recap - Southern Methodist at Memphis
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Baylor
72
Fla
61
F
Pacif
59
Gonz
92
F
Tenn
68
Kansas
74
F
ND
84
FlaSt
85
F
Clem
62
Lou
80
F
Dayt
87
Rich
79
F
Vill
64
Prov
60
F
Mizzu
51
WVU
74
F
KY
76
TxTch
74
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Aub
80
F
SMU
74
Mem
70
F
Ill
64
Mich
62
F
Ariz
65
AzSt
66
F
Wash
62
Colora
76
F
Nebras
72
Rut
75
F
Pitt
61
Syr
69
F
Del
76
NE
74
F
Mia-FL
71
UNC
94
F
Lafy
74
Leh
56
F
VACom
76
LaSal
65
F
Mercer
69
VMI
66
F
Maine
53
UMBC
63
F
IL-C
69
Detr
70
F
Furm
78
Citad
54
F
Army
73
Navy
66
F
LSU
69
Tex
67
F
MisSt
62
Okla
63
F
StJon
79
DeP
66
F
VaTec
56
BC
61
F
WIGB
94
YSU
98
F(OT)
Presb
57
Winth
72
F
Temp
59
Penn
66
F
E MI
68
MiaO
73
F
Duques
64
UMass
73
F
Brad
53
IndSt
61
F
App
78
CoCar
58
F
Colg
79
Amer
69
F
Boston
79
HolyC
64
F
Denv
70
NDSt
82
F
UNCG
70
Samf
63
F
SIU
58
IlSt
55
F
LaTec
72
UAB
58
F
Hartfo
62
Albany
48
F
URI
81
StBon
75
F
IUPUI
89
Oakl
85
F(OT)
WIMil
53
Clev
70
F
FaDi
60
SacHr
77
F
Akr
88
Ohio
86
F
Wagn
76
CenCT
86
F
FlaAM
87
How
83
F
NCSU
58
GaTec
64
F
StJos
69
GrgWas
85
F
OkSt
73
TexAM
62
F
TCU
67
Ark
78
F
UNH
77
Bingha
69
F
UNCA
63
USC-Up
80
F
Tows
70
W&M
58
F
Lib
43
Stetsn
48
F
StFPA
79
StFNY
86
F
Hamp
79
Radf
83
F
FlInt
49
Charl
75
F
Drex
59
Hof
72
F
JMU
73
Elon
82
F
Chat
64
ETSU
75
F
Colum
50
Corn
62
F
UNCW
72
Charl
70
F
SEMO
59
E IL
61
F
BethC
95
NCAT
98
F
DelSt
45
NCC
72
F
Morg
50
Copp
48
F
Oral
80
SDak
91
F
SeLA
84
NWSt
81
F(OT)
HBU
89
McNee
102
F
ChaSo
92
GWebb
83
F(2OT)
RobM
71
LongI
66
F
Ball
66
CenMI
71
F
W MI
52
NIU
58
F
AbCh
70
CenAR
69
F(OT)
Jacksn
83
KennSt
64
F
Belm
78
APSU
86
F
NFla
73
Lipsco
85
F
AF
81
SJSU
90
F
BYU
82
USF
83
F
USC
75
OrSt
55
F
N CO
74
Ida
53
F
TexAr
64
TxSt
62
F
MorSt
51
JacSt
72
F
Bry
76
MtStM
79
F
GASt
82
GaSo
77
F
S UT
78
E WA
81
F(OT)
TXAMC
68
InWor
47
F
TN-M
79
SIU-E
76
F
SFA
70
Lamar
62
F
Miss
70
UGA
60
F
ArkSt
78
Troy
62
F
Tul
62
ECU
81
F
SCla
65
USD
52
F
PorSt
82
NoAZ
84
F
UTEP
57
N TX
67
F
SoMis
63
MidTN
65
F
KansSt
74
Alab
77
F
GMas
53
David
68
F
ArkPB
54
PVAM
67
F
AlSt
71
South
80
F
Gram
53
JackSt
71
F
SCSt
62
Norf
73
F
AlaAM
58
Alc
59
F
NJIT
56
FlGlf
54
F
WaSt
64
Utah
76
F
Longw
72
HiPt
62
F
Woff
72
WCU
81
F
UMassL
62
Vermt
92
F
BGSU
85
Toled
79
F
FlAtl
55
OlDom
65
F
Harv
70
Dart
66
F
LoyMD
83
Buck
98
F
Nich
77
NOrl
72
F
Marsh
84
W Ky
91
F
UCF
79
WichSt
87
F
Portl
69
Pepp
80
F
NM
74
Nev
96
F
Bois
87
Fres
53
F
NMSt
67
TexPA
62
F
UtVal
73
GrCan
69
F
IPFW
71
NebOm
75
F
W IL
77
N DA
83
F
ULMo
60
ULLa
81
F
TexSA
90
Rice
88
F
Vand
64
SCar
90
F
TNSt
64
Murr
76
F
StMar
73
LoyMa
62
F
Mont
85
Web
87
F(OT)
MTSt
75
IdaSt
64
F
MsVl
67
TXSo
80
F
ArkLR
73
SthAL
71
F
E KY
80
TNTec
74
F
UCRiv
63
UCSB
65
F
Seatt
86
CSBak
79
F
UMKC
67
CBap
57
F
CAPoly
67
UCIrv
74
F
ColSt
61
UtSt
77
F
CSNor
75
CS-Ful
82
F
UCDav
75
HI
76
F

Jan 25, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Southern Methodist (15-4)

32

42

74

(20) Memphis (14-5)

41

29

70

Davis scores 20, SMU uses late run to upset No. 20 Memphis
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:18 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) SMU rallied and rallied but kept falling short - until its defense kicked things up another level.

The Mustangs held No. 20 Memphis scoreless over the final six minutes and completed a 74-70 comeback victory Saturday. Kendric Davis led SMU with 20 points and five assists - his 14th straight game with at least five assists - but it was the shooting and defense late that made the difference.

"It was an uphill (battle) the whole game until we took the lead," SMU coach Tim Jankovich said. "We were just uphill, uphill."

The Mustangs (15-4, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) fought their way back from several 11-point deficits only to let the Tigers extend the lead again. The advantage reached 12 points - biggest of the game - with about seven minutes left.

SMU outscored the Tigers 18-2 the rest of the way. Memphis' only basket came on a dunk from DJ Jeffries with 6:01 remaining. Meanwhile, Isiaha Mike scored eight of his 13 points, including a 3 with 1:51 left that put the Mustangs ahead for good.

"For our guys to dig down again and make another comeback from double digits-down basically, I thought was fantastic," Jankovich said.

The Tigers were coming off an "embarrassing" 80-40 loss at Tulsa on Wednesday.

"You don't make excuses. You've got to finish those games," Memphis coach Penny Hardaway said. "These last two games have been the worst. ... It's about being there during the good and the bad. And right now, it's bad."

Jeffries led Memphis (14-5, 3-3) with 18 points, and Precious Achiuwa had 15 points and nine rebounds. Boogie Ellis, who had been in a shooting slump and not scored a field goal in conference play, finished with 14 points, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.

The loss was the Tigers' second in a row and fourth in the last six.

Memphis appeared in control, weathering the Mustangs' attempts to get back in the game only to fall short. Then the offense fell apart. They missed their final eight shots, and the turnovers - a long-running Memphis problem - accelerated with six in the final seven minutes.

"They went on their little run, and we never stopped their run," Jeffries said. "They kept scoring and we started turning the ball over. At the end, time ran out on us."

BIG PICTURE

SMU: The first half saw the Mustangs, who shoot almost 47% from the field, struggle at 32%, including 5 of 21 from 3-point range. Still, SMU trailed by only nine at the half. But the closing rally, keyed by Mike's eight points, and free throws by Davis made the difference. The Mustangs ended the game shooting 45.5%.

Memphis: The Tigers, which were trounced in their last game at Tulsa, scored more points at halftime than they had in their whole game against the Golden Hurricane.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Memphis' No. 20 ranking was already in jeopardy after getting doubled up in Tulsa earlier in the week. A loss at home not only should drop them out of the rankings, but unless things change, it will be a long time - and a lot of wins - for them to be ranked again.

UP NEXT

SMU: Plays at Cincinnati on Tuesday.

Memphis: Plays at Central Florida on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Southern Methodist PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. White 0 0 1 2 0 0
K. Davis 20 0 5 3 1 0
Memphis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Dandridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jeffries 18 0 0 4 0 1

Team Comparison

SMU Mem
Points For 74 70
Field Goals 25/55-45% 26/53-49%
Three Pointers 11/34-32% 9/20-45%
Free Throws 13/19-68% 9/13-69%
Offensive Rebounds 12 6
Defensive Rebounds 22 21
Rebounds 36 29
Blocks 2 4
Steals 4 8
Turnovers 13 11
Personal Fouls 14 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 25 SMU 74 @ Mem 70 F. Hunt 2 D. Baugh 2

Game Information

Stadium: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 17,090
Game Time: