Memphis (6-1) held the Thundering Herd to 33 percent shooting en route to its fourth straight win. Marshall (2-6) also struggled from the free throw line, hitting 56 percent.
Tre Whited led Marshall with 14 points, and Markel Humphrey had 12 and nine rebounds.
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One night before the big event, a gala pre-party at the Hard Rock club on Beale honored the two contenders in Thursday night's scheduled duke-out at The Peabody former heavyweight champ Smokin' Joe Frazier and Memphis mayor Willie Herenton ...