Boxscore
Murray St. 76, Memphis 72
Sunday, December 11, 2011 6:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - James Breeding, Rick Crawford, Steven Pyatt
Attendance - 16795

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Murray St. 34 42 76
Memphis 29 43 72

Recap


Donte Poole hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, leading visiting Murray State to a 76-72 upset over No. 20 Memphis.
 
Isaiah Canaan added 15 points for the Racers (10-0), who hit nine 3-pointers en route to their best start in 60 years. The win should vault them into the Top 25 for the first time since the end of the 1997-98 season.
 
The Racers are one of only nine unbeaten teams in the nation, and the only one from the Bluegrass State after No. 1 Kentucky was stunned by Indiana on Saturday.
 
Will Barton scored 27 points and Joe Jackson added 20 for Memphis (5-3), which lost to an unranked opponent at home for the first time in seven years. The Tigers had won 58 straight at home over unranked foes since a 2004 loss to Providence.
 
Murray State pulled away midway through the second half with a 16-6 run capped by a 3-pointer from Poole. That gave the Racers a 60-50 lead. The lead grew to 11 points before the Tigers rallied. Jackson’s layup cut the lead to 73-72 with 15 seconds left, but Canaan hit a pair of free throws and Chris Crawford’s game-tying 3-point try was off the mark.
 
The Racers were already one of the most underrated teams in the country before knocking off the Tigers. They won the Great Alaska Shootout and notched road wins over UAB, Western Kentucky and Dayton.

Murray St. Racers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jewuan Long 27:00 2-6 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 4
Isaiah Canaan 30:00 5-14 1-5 4-6 2 2 4 7 3 2 3 0 15
Stacy Wilson 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Edward Daniel 27:00 3-5 0-0 7-9 4 5 9 0 3 0 1 4 13
Donte Poole 35:00 7-11 6-8 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 4 0 0 20
Ivan Aska 32:00 4-6 1-1 3-4 1 2 3 0 2 1 2 0 12
Brandon Garrett 8:00 0-3 0-0 3-4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 3
Zay Jackson 24:00 1-7 0-3 2-4 1 3 4 3 4 1 2 1 4
Latreze Mushatt 13:00 1-1 1-1 2-2 0 3 3 0 2 1 3 0 5
TOTAL 200 23-53 9-20 21-29 9 20 29 15 20 10 15 7 76
  43.4% 45.0% 72.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15

Memphis Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Wesley Witherspoon 21:00 2-7 2-3 1-2 2 6 8 0 4 2 0 0 7
Will Barton 34:00 10-13 2-3 5-6 3 2 5 2 4 3 3 0 27
Chris Crawford 37:00 1-10 1-7 0-0 2 3 5 7 1 1 2 3 3
Joe Jackson 31:00 6-15 1-3 7-8 0 1 1 4 4 0 4 0 20
Antonio Barton 18:00 2-5 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 1 4 0 4
Tarik Black 33:00 4-5 0-0 3-4 3 6 9 0 3 2 1 2 11
Adonis Thomas 18:00 0-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Stan Simpson 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-61 6-19 16-20 11 21 32 15 22 9 15 5 72
  41.0% 31.6% 80.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 15
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