Field Goal %
- MEM 50.9
- 39.1 LOU
Three Point %
- MEM 36.4
- 31.6 LOU
- MEM 15
- 14 LOU
- MEM 37
- 35 LOU
- Louisville, Kentucky 40299
0:00 - 2nd Half
End of Game
Memphis outscored Louisville by eight points in the paint Thursday, in what would turn out to be a six-point Tigers win. All 21 of Memphis' made field goals in the paint came within eight feet of the basket.
Louisville has been a completely different team this season against ranked and unranked teams. Each of the Cardinals' 3 losses are against ranked teams. In those games, they're scoring 14 fewer points and allowing about 21 more points per game. They've lost the rebounding battle in each of their 3 games against ranked teams.
Memphis is 2-2 vs ranked teams this season, after going 0-12 in its first 4 seasons under Josh Pastner.
Memphis' starters led the way Thursday in its win over 12th-ranked Louisville.
The last time Memphis won on the road against a team ranked in the top 12 was February 2005 against... Louisville.In fact, in the past 15 seasons, Memphis has 3 road wins against top-12 teams... All against Louisville.
Luke Hancock went 6-for-9 from the field in the first half; the rest of the Cardinals combined to shoot 7-for-27 in the first half.Hancock has 14 points at the break, two shy of his season high for a game.
Wednesday is the deadline for early entrants who have declared for the NBA draft to withdraw or lose their eligibility. What about next year? With a big season, some (like Duke's Marques Bolden) could be facing a huge decision 365 days from now.
Five-star prospect M.J. Walker, a shooting guard out of Georgia, has committed to Florida State.
Omer Yurtseven, who averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds during his freshman season, has decided to exit the NBA draft process and return to NC State.