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NCAA Game Summary - Memphis at East Carolina



(Wednesday, January 30)

Final Score: Memphis 75, East Carolina 68

Greenville, NC (Sports Network) - Joe Jackson scored 18 of his career-high 26 points in the second half to push the Memphis Tigers to a 75-68 victory over the East Carolina Pirates in a Conference USA bout at Minges Coliseum.

Jackson had a very memorable night as he surpassed the 1,000-point plateau for his career in the contest and also dished out six assists to guide Memphis (17-3, 6-0 C-USA) to its 11th win in a row. Geron Johnson tallied 13 points, seven rebounds, and five assists and Chris Crawford netted 11 points, while Shaq Goodwin grabbed 10 boards and rejected three shots.

Ty Armstrong paced ECU (12-8, 3-4) with 18 points and nine boards. Miguel Paul contributed 15 points, six assists, and two steals while Maurice Kemp and Akeem Richmond scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Both sides were cold in the opening stanza. Although the Pirates connected on 35.3 percent of their field goal attempts in the opening period, Memphis took a narrow 28-27 edge into the intermission despite shooting 32.4 percent from the floor in the first half.

The Tigers took control after the break by hitting 4-of-7 from beyond the arc while converting 15-of-19 at the charity stripe. ECU managed to hang around by forcing 11 turnovers in the second half, but it was not able to produce enough on the offensive end.

Memphis enjoyed a 49-33 edge in the rebounding battle as it kept its perfect Conference USA record intact.

01/30 21:53:40 ET

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Local
5:05pm Tonight
DUR 0
GWI 0
 
Final
DET 4
CLE 1
1:10pm Today
CIN 0
CHC 0
2:10pm Today
CWS 0
KAN 0
 
Final
OAK 3
HOU 9
Final
NYY 2
NYM 8
Final
MIA 8
WAS 0
Final
TAM 4
TOR 2
9th
PHI 2
ATL 5
 
8th
BAL 3
BOS 2
 
7th
MIL 0
STL 2
 
4th
ARI 1
PIT 0
 
4th
COL 2
SFG 1
 
2nd
SDP 3
LOS 3
 
1st
ANA 0
TEX 0
 
1st
SEA 0
MIN 0
 
Final
BRK 91
ATL 83
Final
MIL 92
CHI 90
Half
NOP 54
GSW 67
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
MEM
Final
NYI 3
WAS 1
Final
TAM 0
DET 4
1st Intermission
CHI 3
NAS 3
 
1st
CAL 0
VAN 0
 
5:05pm Tonight
DUR 0
GWI 0