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Cent. Arkansas 49, Memphis 81

Nov 25, 2009 - 3:39 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Elliot Williams scored 20 points and Roburt Sallie added 17 as Memphis defeated Central Arkansas 81-49 on Tuesday night.

Overcoming a slow start in which they missed their first six shots, the Tigers recovered to build a 21-point halftime lead, and extended the advantage to 30 early in the second half.

Memphis (3-1) put the game out of reach by starting the second half hitting its first eight shots, including two 3-pointers and a driving layup from Williams.

Williams, a Duke transfer, connected on 4-of-8 3-pointers as the Tigers went 12-of-24 from beyond the arc. Williams also added a career-high eight assists and five rebounds.

Mitch Rueter had 17 points to lead Central Arkansas (1-4).

Despite its sluggish start, Memphis shot 54 percent, including 63 percent in the second half. The Tigers made 6-of-10 3-pointers in the second half.






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    Central Arkansas 49, Memphis 81  FinalNov 25 8:32 AM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    CENTRAL ARKANSAS 16 33 49
    MEMPHIS 37 44 81 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: CENTRAL ARKANSAS - MITCH RUETER 17, MIKE POUNCY 12, CHRIS
    POELLNITZ 6
    MEMPHIS - ELLIOT WILLIAMS 20, ROBURT SALLIE 17,
    TWO PLAYERS WITH 11

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    CENTRAL ARK 16
    MEMPHIS 36 HALFTIME

    Nov 24 8:54 PM