No. 2 Memphis beat No. 24 Southern California 62-58 in overtime
By JIM O'CONNELL
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
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
Memphis shot 37.3 percent for the game (25-for-67) and committed
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.