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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Memphis Takes Christian Brothers University 78-47 in Their Final Exhibition Game

Memphis Defeats Christian Brothers 78-47 In Exhibition Action MondayDouglas-Roberts led the No. 14/14 Tigers with 18 points.

Nov. 6, 2006

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Sophomore Chris Douglas-Roberts scored a game-high 18 points and No. 14/14 Memphis used a 20-2 run to open the second half en route to a 78-47 exhibition victory over Christian Brothers Monday at FedExForum. Kevin Weybright led the Buccaneers with 17 points and seven rebounds.

The Tigers held a narrow 30-26 lead at the intermission, but exploded with a 20-2 spurt in the first seven minutes of the second half to take a 50-28 lead and control of the contest. Robert Dozier paced the run with six points, while Jeremy Hunt and Douglas-Roberts each added five points.

After a Reggie Peyton three-pointer ended the Tigers' first run, Memphis put together another 16-0 spurt to take a commanding 66-31 advantage with 5:24 left. Douglas-Roberts and Willie Kemp each hit a trey to ignite the run.

The first half was close throughout, as the Tigers managed only one double-digit advantage at 22-11 with 6:19 left before halftime. Weybright kept the Buccaneers close, scoring 15 of his 17 points in the first half. Memphis held a 30-22 lead with just over a minute remaining, but Nick Kohs and Weybright netted consecutive hoops to cut the Memphis lead to 30-26 at the break.
Also scoring in double figures for the Tigers were Dozier with 15 points and Kemp and Antonio Anderson each with 10 points. Anderson led the Tigers on the glass with seven boards. In his first game action since having his knee scoped Oct. 16, freshman Pierre Niles had six points and six boards in 15 minutes of action. The Tigers return to action Nov. 16 when they host Jackson State in their regular season opener at FedExForum. Game time is 7:00 p.m. (CT). Following the season opener, Memphis travels to Hawaii to participate in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Nov. 20-22.

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