Nov. 27, 2005
Lamar at No. 11-ranked Memphis Game Notes
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MEMPHIS - Lamar, who is coming off its first win of the season against Montana State, continues its five-game road trip to start the 2005-06 season with a 7 p.m. game at No. 11-ranked Memphis Monday at FedExForum.
Lamar, who is 1-2 on the season, posted a 92-82 win over Montana State in the seventh place game at the BP Top of the World Classic hosted by Alaska-Fairbanks. The Cardinals lost to Southern Miss (79-76) and Kennesaw State (79-60) at the Top of the World Classic to open the season.
Memphis (3-1), who was ranked No. 11 in both the AP and ESPN Coaches Top 25 polls, is coming off a 70-67 loss to No. 1-ranked Duke in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The Tigers defeated No. 16-ranked UCLA (88-80) in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden.
This will be the third meeting between Lamar and Memphis and the series is tied at 1-1. Memphis won the first meeting, 67-45, on Dec. 15, 1959 in Memphis and Lamar won the second meeting, 82-69, on Dec. 2, 1968 in Memphis.
Senior Alan Daniels tied his career-high with 34 points in the win over Montana State. He leads the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game and is shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 73.3% from the free throw line. He also leads the team with five steals.
Senior Josh Goodwin is the only other Cardinal averaging double-figures at 11.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding at 8.0 rpg. He is shooting 48 percent from the field and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. Senior Thomas Fairley recorded his first double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds against Montana State. He is averaging 8.7 ppg and 5.0 rpg, and is shooting 54.5 percent from the field.
Lamar is averaging 76 ppg and is shooting 44.3 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from three-point range and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cardinals are forcing 23 turnovers per game, but are getting outrebounded 36.7 to 31.
Sophomore Darius Washington leads Memphis in scoring at 16.5 ppg and is shooting 46 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. Shawne Williams is second at 16.3 ppg and is shooting 56.1 percent from the field.
Senior Rodney Carney is the third Tiger averaging double-figures at 14.0 ppg. He is shooting 42.2 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from 3-point range and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. He leads the team in steals with 10.
As a team, Memphis is averaging 80.2 ppg and is shooting 46.3 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3-point range and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Tigers are outrebounding their opponents 42 to 39.