Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SMU 64, Tigers 58

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Moody Coliseum in Dallas is proving to be a house of horrors for the Memphis Tigers. Last season, the Tigers' road winning streak in Conference USA play (dating back three years) ended at the hands of SMU. Tonight, the Mustangs erased an 11-point lead over the game's final 10 minutes to win by six.

Leading 28-14 in the first half, Memphis allowed the Mustangs to go on a 16-4 run before halftime. Then leading 48-37 midway through the second, the Tigers watched SMU reel off 17 straight points. Over the course of the second half, the Tigers missed all nine free throws they attempted.

Papa Dia led SMU with 22 points, while Joe Jackson paced the Tigers with 15. Will Barton was the only other Tiger in double figures, with 10 points.

Memphis, now 12-4 (1-1 in C-USA play), will host Marshall at FedExForum this Saturday. Tip-off is at 11 a.m.

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