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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tigers Take Out ASU Indians 86-60

Tigers Crush Arkansas State 86-60

Antonio Anderson scores 17 points in the win.

Nov. 29, 2006

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Antonio Anderson scored 17 points and had five assists Wednesday night to lead No. 14 Memphis to an 86-60 victory over Arkansas State.

Jeremy Hunt added 15 points for the Tigers (4-1), while Robert Dozier scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Joey Dorsey finished with 10 points.

Adrian Banks scored 25 points to lead the Indians (4-5). He was 11-for-21 from the field, including 3-for-7 from behind the arc.

Memphis was never threatened after the midpoint of the first half, and began running away from the Indians with a 33-6 run spanning the halves.

That gave Memphis a 55-26 lead, and the Tigers would eventually lead by as many 37 in the second half.

Arkansas State played without leading rebounder and second-leading scorer Isaac Wells, who was suspended by coach Dickey Nutt prior to the game. That meant the Indians had to overcome the loss of 15.4 points and 7.9 rebounds.

They were unable to come close.

Memphis shot 52 percent from the field in the first half and outscored Arkansas State 24-6 in the paint to carry a 45-26 lead into the locker room at the break. Anderson and Dozier led the Tigers with 10 points each, while Banks had 14 for the Indians.

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