Thursday, December 28, 2017

LSU 71, Memphis 61

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 10:17 PM

Memphis dropped its final nonconference game of the season Thursday night, falling to LSU at FedExForum. Freshman guard Tremont Waters led the Bayou Bengals with 18 points. The loss is the Memphis Tigers' first at home this season and drops their overall record to 9-4, while LSU improves to 9-3.
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Junior forward Kyvon Davenport led Memphis with 17 points. The score was tied at halftime (36-36) after eight lead changes over the first 20 minutes.

The loss will leave Memphis with an 0-3 mark against teams from "Power 5" conferences, the Tigers having also dropped games against Alabama and Louisville.

American Athletic Conference play will open for Memphis Sunday when the Tigers visit Cincinnati. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. (The next home game for the U of M will be January 6th when Tulsa comes to town.)

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