Dec. 5 Men's Basketball Recap

Go C-USA! Geron Johnson
Geron Johnson

Dec. 5, 2012

Memphis and Tulsa each picked up double-digit wins in Wednesday night action. The Tigers had a pair career scoring performances from Geron Johnson and Shaq Goodwin. Johnson scored 21, on 8-of-11 shooting, while Goodwin added 20 points and nine rebounds. Tulsa got a boost from a pair coming off injury as Rashad Ray and Pat Swilling Jr. led the way for TU. UAB dropped an 84-64 decision to Middle Tennessee as the Blazers closed out a five-game road swing. Marshall fell to in-state rival West Virginia in the annual Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic.

Complete C-USA Standings and Results

C-USA Season Statistics

(RV) Memphis 84, Ohio 58
Middle Tennessee 84, UAB 64
Tulsa 61, Missouri State 42
Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic, Charleston, WV
West Virginia 69, Marshall 59


  • Memphis junior G Geron Johnson (Dayton, Ohio) scored a career-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting to lead the Tigers to an 84-58 win over Ohio. Freshman Shaq Goodwin (Decatur, Ga.) also tossed in a career-best 20 points. Junior Joe Jackson (Memphis, Tenn.) tallied five of the Tigers' 12 steals on the night.
  • Freshman G Rashad Ray (New Orleans, La.) and junior G Pat Swilling Jr. (New Orleans, La.) came off the bench to spark Tulsa in the first half and lead the Golden Hurricane to a 61-42 victory over the Missouri State. Swilling, who was coming back from a wrist injury and playing in his first game this season, and Ray, who wasn't expected to play at the start of the day due to a knee injury, each scored 11 points in the 19-point victory for the Hurricane. Freshman Shaquille Harrison (Kansas City, Kan.) scored 10 points and also led the Hurricane with seven rebounds and four assists.
  • Marshall dropped a 69-59 decision to in-state rival West Virginia in the annual Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic. Junior D.D. Scarver (Birmingham, Ala.) scored a team-high 17 points, while Elijah Pittman (Covington, Ky.) contributed 16. Classmate DeAndre Kane (Pittsburgh, Pa.) contributed 13 points and seven assists.
  • UAB closed out a five-game road swing with an 84-64 loss at Middle Tennessee. Junior G Jordan Swing (Birmingham, Ala.) paced the offense, scoring 13 points, marking the 11th consecutive game he has reach double figures dating back to last season. Preston Purifoy, Quincy Taylor and Jekore Tyler combined for 28 points off the bench for the Blazers.

Saturday, December 8

Austin Peay at (RV) Memphis (SportSouth) - Noon
TCU at Tulsa (FSN) - Noon
Texas Southern at Houston (C-USADN) - 5:00p
Coppin State at Marshall (C-USADN) - 6:00p
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech - 7:00p
South Alabama at UAB (C-USADN) - 7:00p
Idaho at UTEP (C-USADN) - 8:00p
Tulane at San Diego - 9:00p

All times Central.

2012-13 C-USA Men's Basketball Fact Book

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