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Anderson Shines In Tigers Win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Antonio Anderson scored 12 points, dished

out 13 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Memphis to a 108-75

victory over Lamar on Saturday night.

Anderson became only the second Memphis player in history to

record a triple-double since Anfernee Hardaway in 1993. Tyreke

Evans, who went 11 of 16 from the field, scored 25 points.

Robert Dozier finished with 19 points, and Shawn Taggart scored

15 points Doneal Mack had 14 for the Tigers (10-3).

Kenny Dawkins led Lamar (9-4) with 19 points, while Brandon

McThay contributed 12. Charlie Harper and Tristan Worrell had 11

apiece for the Cardinals.

Memphis, which won its fourth straight since a 72-65 loss to

Syracuse on Dec. 20, shot 53 percent.

Memphis put the game away in the first half, erasing an early

Lamar advantage with a 16-0 run.

The game was the latest between Memphis coach John Calipari and

one of his former assistants. Lamar coach Steve Roccaforte was a

member of the Memphis staff for three years before moving to Lamar.

Memphis has won all four previous games against assistants from

Calipari's staffs at Memphis and Massachusetts.

Lamar has wins this year over Rice, Ohio and Texas Tech. The

play early in the game could have given Lamar a little confidence,

but it was short-term.

The Cardinals were able to rely on early scoring from Dawkins to

build a lead at 17-14. At that point, Memphis turned up the

defensive pressure and outplayed Lamar the rest of the half.

The Tigers' rally started with 16 unanswered points to erase the

lead. Lamar went almost six minutes without scoring.

The Memphis' spurt was capped by consecutive 3-pointers from

Evans to give Memphis a 13-point lead that would catapult the

Tigers to a 58-35 advantage at intermission. The total was the most

points Memphis had scored in a first half this season.

Evans had 14 for Memphis at that point, hitting six of his eight

shots. Dawkins led the Cardinals with 13 points.

Lamar was struggling from the field, shooting 31 percent. They

also had trouble handling the ball, committing 10 turnovers that

led to 14 Memphis points.

The second half wouldn't get much better for the Cardinals as

they would end the game with 17 turnovers and a 35 percent shooting

percentage.

Memphis continued to use its inside-outside attack to extend the

lead. Near the midway point of the second half Memphis was still

shooting 54 percent from the field and built the advantage to 30,

eventually leading by as many as 36 points.

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