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.
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.