Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Joe Jackson led five Memphis players in double-
digit scoring with 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting, while matching his career
high with 10 assists as the 22nd-ranked Tigers continued to roll with a 93-71
rout of the UCF Knights.
Geron Johnson filled the stat sheet with 19 points, nine rebounds and eight
assists for Memphis (21-3, 10-0 C-USA), which notched its 15th straight win.
"Those players were fantastic. I'm really proud of them," said Memphis head
coach Josh Pastner. "It was just terrific. Just a high level game."
Adonis Thomas scored 17 points, while Chris Crawford and D.J Stephens
contributed 10 points apiece.
Isaiah Sykes paced the Knights (17-7, 7-3) with 17 points, but committed half
of the team's 18 turnovers.
Memphis led by only six, 42-36, at halftime after both clubs shot over 50
percent for the period. The Knights were unable to keep up with the Tigers in
the second half, however, falling behind by as many as 34 points.
The Tigers shot a sizzling a 64.5 percent (20-of-31) following the break,
while UCF connected on only 42.9 percent of its shots.
"In the second half when we got down, we tried to go one-on-one too much,"
said UCF head coach Donnie Jones. "We turned it over, and didn't make plays
and they got second shots."
Memphis posted its eighth consecutive double-digit winning season in
Conference USA and 15th overall ... Daiquan Walker and Tristan Spurlock scored
14 and 11 points, respectively, for UCF ... Memphis improved to 13-1 all-time
against the Knights.
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