Battle of the Bluff City.
That's what you could call the game between the 15th ranked Memphis Tigers and Southeast Missouri.
The teams have a combined 11 players hailing from Memphis, including 4-of-5 starters for SEMO.
But the kids playing for the team sporting the Memphis name on their jerseys come away with the 77-65 win.
Shaq Goodwin scored 20 points, and Joe Jackson added 16 to lead the 15th ranked Tigers to victory.
Goodwin made 10 of 12 shots and had eight rebounds, and Geron Johnson finished with 10 points for Memphis. The Tigers shot 50 percent despite going 2 of 17 from outside the arc.
Former Central star Tyler Stone led the Redhawks with 23 points, and Jarekious Bradley out of Memphis East had 19 points for SEMO.
Memphis hosts Jackson State Saturday, December 28th, and 11am tip at FedExForum.