Tigers Win C-USA Opener - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Tigers Win C-USA Opener

The University of Memphis was a 16-point favorite going into tonights' C-USA opener at East Carolina..

But, as you well know...games aren't won on paper..

To the home of the Pirates we go..

East Carolina has only hosted 2 Top Ten teams in its' history...and won both times...

The Tigers, at number-5, are the highest rated team to visit Minges Coliseum, and for a good while, it appeared they'd be the Highest rated team to go away defeated.

The Pirates take advantage of a bunch of Memphis' turnovers early to stay in the game.

The Tigers jack up 35-threes...but they did hit a few in bunches...

Rodney Carney leads the way with 27 points..including 6-of-14 from Downtown..

The U of M played Defense like wild men, coming up with several steals off the press and forcing 5-second counts..

This one goes down to the wire before the Tigers pull away to win by 10..

Final, 77-to-67.

Memphis, now 14-and-2 on the season, 1-and-0 in C-USA next host SMU in another League game Saturday night at FedExForum.

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