Memphis defeats SMU 76-63, reaches 20 winsFeb 21, 2010 - 3:26 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.(AP) -- Elliot Williams scored 16 points, and Roburt Sallie and Wesley Witherspoon added 15 apiece, helping Memphis defeat Southern Methodist 76-63 on Saturday night.
The Tigers (20-7, 10-2 Conference USA) relied on a barrage of 3-pointers to build an early lead, then used the long-range shooting to keep the Mustangs at bay as they made a second-half run.
After trailing 58-35 with 13:49 left, SMU cut the lead to eight, 66-58, with 3:11 left. Witherspoon, Sallie and D.J. Stephens each made a pair of free throws and Sallie hit a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 17 points, 75-58, with 1:05 to play.
Willie Kemp had 10 points for Memphis, while Witherspoon added eight rebounds and six assists.
Mouhammad Faye led SMU (12-14, 5-7) with 18 points. Derek Williams and Robert Nyakundi scored 11 apiece and Papa Dia had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
- NCAA BB
FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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SOUTHERN METHODIST 32 31 63
MEMPHIS 42 34 76 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: SOUTHERN METHODIST - MOUHAMMAD FAYE 18, ROBERT NYAKUNDI 11,
PAPA DIA 10
MEMPHIS - WESLEY WITHERSPOON 17, ELLIOT WILLIAMS
16, ROBURT SALLIE 15
Feb 20 9:59 PM
- NCAA BB
HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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SOUTHERN METHODIST 32 32
MEMPHIS 42 42 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
SOUTHERN METHODIST - MOUHAMMAD FAYE 9, PAPA DIA 8, THREE
PLAYERS WITH 5
MEMPHIS - ELLIOT WILLIAMS 12, WESLEY WITHERSPOON
12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6
Feb 20 8:48 PM
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