MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Joe Jackson scored 10 of his 17 points in
the second half, and No. 19 Memphis escaped a poor shooting night
to beat Miami 72-68 early Tuesday.
Charles Carmouche had 13 points and Wesley Witherspoon added 12
for Memphis (2-0), despite making only 1 of 5 shots from the field.
Antonio Barton finished with 10 points for the Tigers, who shot 34
percent, and managed only 4 of 22 from 3-point range in a game that
began at Midnight.
The Hurricanes (1-1) received their expected scoring from guards
Duran Scott (20) and Malcolm Grant (18). But they also got stellar
play from Reggie Johnson, who finished with 12 points and 12
Miami shot only slightly better than Memphis (33 percent), but
dominated the boards 51-31, including 23 off the offensive glass.
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