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#2 Tigers Outlast #24 USC in Overtime in Jimmy V Classic in New York

No. 2 Memphis beat No. 24 Southern California 62-58 in overtime


AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Derrick Rose made three free throws in overtime

and No. 2 Memphis beat No. 24 Southern California 62-58 on Tuesday

night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

The Tigers (7-0) managed to win despite playing a game more

toward the pace Southern California wanted. Neither side wanted the

poor shooting or turnovers that plagued both teams throughout.

Robert Dozier had 13 points for Memphis, Chris Douglas-Roberts

scored 10 and Rose added nine points and 10 rebounds.

O.J. Mayo had 16 points and fellow freshman Davon Jefferson

added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Trojans (6-3), who lost to

No. 3 Kansas 59-55 over the weekend.

The game was billed as a matchup of star freshmen, Rose for

Memphis and Mayo for Southern Cal, but both struggled. Rose was

3-for-9 from the field and had five turnovers.

Mayo was 6-for-20 from the field - including missing seven

straight shots over the last 14 minutes of regulation and the first

4:45 of overtime.

Rose gave Memphis the lead for good with two free throws 39

seconds into overtime and Douglas-Roberts made it 58-54 with a


Mayo's driving basket with 15 seconds left was Southern Cal's

first field goal in 12:38 and made it 61-58.

Rose made one of two free throws with 12 seconds left for the

final margin.

Douglas-Roberts made two free throws with 33 seconds left in

regulation - the Tigers were 1-for-8 from the line before that - to

give Memphis a 54-51 lead.

Jefferson made two free throws for the Trojans 16 seconds later.

Douglas-Roberts missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 8.1

seconds to go and he fouled Daniel Hackett going for the rebound.

Hackett, a 79 percent free throw shooter who was 2-for-2 from

the line for the game, made the first and missed the second with

5.9 seconds left, leaving it tied at 54.

Dozier's 3-point attempt from the left corner was off the rim at

the buzzer.

Memphis shot 37.3 percent for the game (25-for-67) and committed

22 turnovers.

The Trojans were 19-for-66 from the field (28.8 percent),

including 1-for-9 on 3s, and turned the ball over 21 times.

Memphis finished 7-for-18 from the free-throw line, and the

Trojans were 19-for-23.

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