Jan. 22 Men's Basketball Notebook
Jan. 22, 2013
Memphis hosts Tulane in a Tuesday night match-up, while four Conference USA men's basketball games are slated for Wednesday this week.
Memphis is 3-0 in league play and is coming off a 60-50 non-conference win against Harvard Saturday. Junior Chris Crawford scored a team-high 13 points as the Tigers won their eighth game in a row. Senior D.J. Stephens scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots. Tulane posted its first C-USA win of the year, defeating Tulsa, 75-72. Reigning C-USA Player of the Week Josh Davis flirted with a triple-double, tallying 19 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight assists. It was his conference-best 10th double-double of the season. Tuesday's game tips at 7 p.m. Central on SportSouth.
CSS will carry a Wednesday contest from Hattiesburg, Miss. Southern Miss puts its 22-game home court win streak on the line as host to Marshall for a 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT tip. The Golden Eagles have also won their last 10 games at Reed Green against C-USA competition. In its last outing, Marshall scored 50 of its 77 points in the paint in a 77-56 win over East Carolina Saturday.
UCF returns home after a pair of overtime games on the road. The Knights lost on an overtime buzzer beater at East Carolina, then rallied for a win at Houston. UCF hosts Rice at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday. The Owls are coming off a 95-71 non-conference win against New Orleans in which all five starters scored in double figures to account for 86 of the 95 points.
Houston will hope to bounce back from that overtime loss to UCF as the Cougars host Tulsa Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT. UH freshman Danuel House earned C-USA Freshman of the Week honors as he averaged 18.5 ppg in a pair of games last week. Tulsa has also been led by some talented freshman, including James Woodard, D'Andre Wright, Rashad Ray and Shaquille Harrison.
UAB hosts East Carolina at Bartow Arena, where the Blazers are 7-1 on the season. Tip-off is 7 p.m. CT. SMU and UTEP are idle this week, but return to the hardwood Saturday.
C-USA UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, January 23
All times Central.
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