Doneal Mack led the Tigers with 17 points. Robert Dozier (15 pts., 10 rebounds) and Shawn Taggart (13 pts., 11 rebounds) had double-doubles, and Antonio Anderson had 16 points, as Memphis pulled away late to beat their strongest CUSA rival.
Evans was held to 8 points (on 3-14 shooting) and had 9 turnovers. But the Tiger defense held UAB scoring leader Robert Vaden scoreless on 0-17 shooting from the field.
The Tigers extended their CUSA winning streak to 55 games, and won their 19th straight game since their last loss on December 20th. Memphis is 25-3 overall, 13-0 in CUSA, clinching the conference regular-season title.
In advance of that, Chris Herrington proposes a theory about the rather curious hire and attempts to answer some of the questions surrounding the team. Check it out at Beyond the Arc, and check back later today for a full report from Hollins press conference.
Grizzlies fans are justifiably feeling good about the trade, but will feel better with a win tonight. Chris Herrington has a preview up at Beyond the Arc and will be live-blogging the game tonight.