Joe Jackson scored 23 points and Will Coleman added 15 points with 9 rebounds to lead the 16th-ranked Tigers over a game Islanders team tonight at FedExForum. Memphis trailed 29-28 at halftime, but managed to earn its ninth win of the season thanks largely to free-throw shooting. The Tigers drained 21 of 27 from the stripe (Jackson was 9 for 10), while the Islanders only took 11 free throws (they made 6).
Charles Carmouche scored 12 points for Memphis and Chris Crawford picked up five assists and three steals. The Islanders were led by Hollis Hill off the bench with 16 points.
A holiday commitment kept me from FEF tonight, but I'll be on the scene Thursday when 9th-ranked Georgetown pays a visit.