MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Austin Nichols scored 20 points to lead five Memphis players in double figures and the No. 11 Tigers defeated Nicholls State 98-59 Saturday night.
Nichols, a freshman forward, connected on 9 of 15 shots to help Memphis (2-1) rebound from a 101-80 loss to No. 7 Oklahoma State on Tuesday. Joe Jackson added 18 points, including going 14 of 15 from the free throw line. Michael Dixon Jr. had 16 points, while Nick King had 12 points despite going 3 of 12 from the line. Chris Crawford added 11 points.
Jeremy Smith had 16 points, the only Colonel to reach double figures. Nicholls State (0-4) was closing out a four-game road trip to open its season.
Nicholls State had 18 turnovers and shot 36 percent.
Memphis made 53 percent of its shots from the field.