Sunday, March 4, 2018

Tigers 90, East Carolina 70

Posted By on Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 5:52 PM

The Tigers closed out their regular season Sunday afternoon at FedExForum by gaining a measure of revenge for one of their ugliest losses of the season. Kareem Brewton scored 22 points and Mike Parks added 20 as Memphis easily handled the ECU Pirates, a month to the day after losing an overtime game in Greenville, North Carolina.

With the win, the Tigers finish the regular season with an overall record of 19-12, identical to their mark at this stage a year ago. Memphis posted a 10-8 record in the American Athletic Conference, good enough for fifth in the 12-team league. (It's the first 10-win conference season for Tiger coach Tubby Smith since his 2004-05 campaign at Kentucky.)
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  • Tubby Smith

The Tigers will get another chance to avenge an ugly loss in the first round of the AAC tournament in Orlando. They'll play USF Thursday (1 p.m.), precisely a week after losing by 24 points to the Bulls at home. A win would give Memphis its first 20-win season since 2013-14 and earn a spot in the AAC quarterfinals Friday against Tulsa.

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