MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Robert Dozier had 16 points and 12
rebounds as three Memphis players recorded double-doubles, and the
fifth-ranked Tigers extended the nation's longest winning streak to
22 games with a 74-47 victory over Tulane on Saturday.
Tyreke Evans had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Shawn Taggart
added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (28-3, 16-0
Memphis, which won its 58th straight C-USA game including the
postseason, finished its third consecutive unbeaten regular season
in conference play.
Roburt Sallie had 11 points for the Tigers.
Kevin Sims had 14 points for the Green Wave (13-16, 7-9). Kris
Richard, Tulane's second-leading scorer with an 11.2 average, had
four points on 2-of-12 shooting as the Green Wave shot 31 percent
in the game.
Tulane kept it interesting as the Tigers played uninspired early
in the second half. But Memphis rallied when the Green Wave got
close, closing the game on a 27-4 run.
For Senior Day, Memphis coach John Calipari started Dozier and
Antonio Anderson as usual, but added seldom-used senior Chance
McGrady to the starting lineup.
Tulane missed seven of its first eight shots, but Memphis was
also a bit out of sync. At one point, out of a timeout, the Tigers
coaching staff sent six players on the court leading to a technical
The Memphis defense caused problems for the Green Wave, allowing
the Tigers to build to a 35-26 halftime lead. Taggart, who got on
the boards early for second-chance opportunities, had 12 points in
the half, missing only one of his six shots
Memphis missed five shots to open the half and Tulane went on a
7-0 run to get within 35-33 in the opening 4 minutes.
The Tigers went on a 23-2 run midway through the half. Dozier
hit a 3-pointer, and Anderson scored four straight points to start
the rally, and by the time Sallie connected on a 3-pointer from the
top of the key, the Tigers had extended the lead to 65-45 with 3:47