• Memphis brings a 16-11 overall record and 7-7 mark in The American into Thursday’s game.
• Tigers stand in sixth in the latest American Athletic Conference standings.
• In its most recent action, Memphis enjoyed a 68-63 victory over Tulane on Saturday in New Orleans.
• Against Tulane, junior guard Jeremiah Martin led all players with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 3-of-5 from the 3-point line… Junior forward Mike Parks Jr. added 15 points with six rebounds, while junior forward Kyron Davenport totaled 10 points with two rebounds and two assists… Freshman guard Jamal Johnson led the Tigers with eight rebounds.
• This season, Martin leads Memphis and the American Athletic Conference with 19.3 points per game and adds a team-high 3.9 assists per game… Davenport stands second with 12.9 points per game but leads the team with 6.2 rebounds per contest.
• Head Coach Tubby Smith is in his second season at Memphis and his 27th season overall as an NCAA collegiate head coach.
• Has compiled a 35-24 record at Memphis and is 592-300 during his career… Previously built a 89-43 record at Tulsa (1991-95), a 45-19 record at Georgia (1995-97), a 263-83 record at Kentucky (1997-07), a 124-81 record at Minnesota and a 46-50 record at Texas Tech (2013-16).
• Smith has posted a 3-2 record against Houston during his career… Is 1-1 against the Cougars as Memphis’ head coach.
• Smith has posted a 2-4 against Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during their careers… Houston-Memphis is the fifth different combination of schools in which the two coaches have competed.
• 1973 graduate of High Point.
Please let’s don’t spit out the bit tonight
Let’s keep the momentum rolling.
What the heck kind of start is this?
7-5 Tigers with 15:56 left in the half.
Sloppy start for the Coogs
15-10 Coogs with 13:10 left in the half
Coogs in a 10-0 run as their defense gets dialed in.
They sure get good crowds in Memphis.
21-12 Coogs with 11:39 to go.
Gray’s hit 2 threes already and Coogs are rolling now.
looks like gray read coogfans before the game
If that is what it takes to get him going, I’m glad to help
Coogs are starting to look better
Rob Gray might be coming out slump. He has 10 points and a couple of threes
Coogs up to 6 fouls with 10:43 left in the half
27-19 Coogs with 7:39 left in the half
Coogs up to 7 fouls now. White and Davis both have 2 each.
White used the glass on that second follow. Not using the glass is why he missed the first one. Zanna got away with murder on that last move. Classic hook. Gray looks like the Gray from last season. Really playing well so far.