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Jarvis Greer

Tigers Whip Southern Miss, Again

The last home game the University of Memphis Tigers played was January 28th.

That game ended in a blowout of UCF..

Tigers fans hope its' the same story against Southern Mississippi Tuesday Night downtown.

3rd ranked Memphis already owns a lopsided victory over the Golden Eagles in Hattiesburgh this season.

The make it 2-for-2 here in the Bluff City..

Darius Washington and company get things motivated early on hard drives to the hoop.

11-points, 4-assists, 4-steals for D-Wash..

The U of M with Great Defense, Joey Dorsey with 1 of the Tigers 9-blocks...

But, the Big Weapon, Freshman Kareem Cooper..

Fresh off getting diversion in Court this morning on a Marijuana charge...

Cooper comes up with his first double double, 13-points, 13-rebounds off the bench.

Tigers get the victory.

Final..80 to-41..

After the Game, these comments from Kareem Cooper.

<"I came out today just playing hard, trying to put everything behind me even though I am embarrassed what I did. All I can do is just go to school and give the second chance Cal gave me.">

Tigers Coach John Calipari says his big rookie went beyond the call of duty.

<"The greatest thing is he went so hard in the first half that he was in here with his head over a bucket and I loved it. I looked at our guys and said now how about the rest of us oplay like that. We'll have buckets for evrybody.">

The Tigers tie the school mark for best record at this point in the season, 23-and-2, next hit the road again to play Tulane in New Orleans Saturday.

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