Memphis had a balanced attack, with nine players scoring. The Tigers got 19 points from its depleted bench. Forward Wesley Witherspoon missed his second game with a knee injury, and former starting point guard Joe Jackson was not in the building because of what Coach Josh Pastner called "a personal matter." There is speculation that Jackson is considering leaving the team.
The game itself was a sluggish back-and-forth affair, with neither team establishing a significant lead until the Tigers put together a late 13-2 run to seal the victory. The win moved Memphis to 8-5 on the year.