Tigers Start 1-0 in AAC Conference Play With 85-74 Win Over Wichita St.

K. Davenport Game High 25pts; A. Jones 16pts, A. Lomax 8pts 8reb 5ast

January 03, 2019 - 11:01 pm

The Memphis Tigers started 1-0 in conference play on Thursday night with a convincing 85-74 win over Wichita State at FedExForum. The Tigers finished the 1st half on a 24-12 run and to get the 44-32 halftime lead and never looked back.

The story going into the game was Alex Lomax, who transferred from Wichita State to Memphis when Penny Hardaway became head coach. Lomax has struggled so far in his early Memphis career, but had a really nice game to lead the Tigers to their first conference victory, finishing 8pts 8reb 5ast 3stl off the bench. Antwaan Jones led the starters with 16pts and Kyvon Davenport led all scorers with 25pts off the bench. 

The Tigers continue AAC Conference play with a huge game Sunday at #19 Houston, who remains undefeated and ranked atop the AAC. Game tips at 5pm Sunday on ESPN News. 

 

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