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NCAA Game Summary - Memphis vs. LSU



(Friday, November 29th)

Final Score: (21) Memphis 76, LSU 69

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Austin Nichols scored 19 points with eight rebounds and Chris Crawford netted 17 points to lead the Memphis Tigers to a 76-69 win over the LSU Tigers in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic.

Joe Jackson added 16 points with seven assists and four steals for Memphis, which will play fifth-ranked Oklahoma State in the finals on Sunday.

The championship game will be a rematch of a Nov. 19th battle between the two schools, which saw Oklahoma State give Memphis its lone loss on the season, a 101-80 rout in Stillwater. Marcus Smart had a career-high 39 points in that tilt.

Anthony Hickey paced all scorers with 20 points and Johnny O'Bryant III added 14 with nine rebounds. O'Bryant, though, had 10 turnovers in the loss, the amount Memphis had as a team.

LSU will play Butler in the third-place game.

Crawford tied the game, 30-30, with a 3-pointer late in the first half. Hickey answered with a triple at 3:01 to break the tie and help lead an 8-0 run for LSU.

Jackson made a jumper to end the spurt and Crawford added two at the line with 54 ticks to go which pulled Memphis within four, 38-34, at the break.

LSU led in the opening minutes of the second, extending its lead to 57-49 after a Malik Morgan layup with 12:32 remaining in the game.

Memphis then went on an 11-2 run capped by Crawford, who made a layup at 9:30 to give Memphis its first lead since the first half, 60-59.

The two clubs would go back-and-forth from there. Jackson broke a 64-64 tie with a jumper at 3:42 and followed that with a layup after an O'Bryant turnover.

Jackson would add two free throws with 54 seconds left to extend the lead to 72-66 and Memphis held on to win the battle of the Tiger.

Game Notes

Jordan Mickey scored 10 points with six rebounds and four blocks for LSU ... LSU shot 30-for-53 (56.6 percent) from the field but committed 24 turnovers ... LSU outrebounded Memphis 37-25 ... Memphis shot 15-of-19 (78.9 percent) from the free throw line while LSU shot 4-of-9 (44.4 percent).

11/29 20:27:22 ET

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Local
2nd
CAR 3
TAM 1
 
4th
IND 68
TOR 79
 
3rd
DET 45
CLE 55
 
Half
MIA 50
MIL 54
 
1st
DAL 16
MEM 12
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
CHI
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LAL
WAS
2nd
AKR 59
BST 44
 
2nd
KSU 53
CMICH 45
 
2nd
VCU 62
GWU 38
 
2nd
TOL 65
UMO 65
 
Final
MICH 58
NEB 44
 
2nd
BGU 53
NILL 41
 
Final
EMICH 76
OHIO 40
 
2nd
VT 51
PITT 58
 
2nd
LAS 51
STJOE 46
 
2nd
TULA 50
TULSA 55
 
2nd
UGA 62
VANDY 56
 
2nd
KYST 46
WVU 51
 
2nd
BUF 71
WMICH 63
 
2nd
GEOR 42
XAV 52
 
1st
EVAN 35
INDST 30
 
Half
ORU 43
TABOR 24
 
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BAY
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DEP 0
 
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UF
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MSU 0
 
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PHI 3
ARI 3
 
2nd Intermission
NYI 2
NYR 0
 
2nd Intermission
CLB 3
WAS 2
 
3rd
PIT 2
WIN 3
 
2nd
MON 3
DAL 1
 
2nd
FLA 2
DET 4
 
2nd
CAR 3
TAM 1
 
1st Intermission
NAS 0
COL 0
 
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