Coleman leads Memphis past Tulsa 75-53
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—Will Coleman scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds and the Memphis defense clamped down on Tulsa’s leading scorers, helping the Tigers to a 75-53 victory over the Golden Hurricane on Saturday.
Doneal Mack added 14 points for Memphis (23-8, 13-3 Conference USA). The senior, playing in his final home game, left late in the second half to a standing ovation, leaning down to kiss the tiger at midcourt as he departed.
Angel Garcia and Wesley Witherspoon finished with 11 each, while Elliot Williams scored 10.
Jerome Jordan led Tulsa (21-10, 10-6) with 19 points, while Bishop Wheatley scored 12—all in the first half.
The Memphis defense held Tulsa to 40.4 percent shooting (21 of 52). The Golden Hurricane were 1 of 10 (10 percent) from outside the arc. Ben Uzoh, Tulsa’s leading scorer at 15.7, was limited to six points, attempting only five shots in the game.