Tennessee Falls to Memphis, 69-51
|women's BASkEtBALL RESULTS
|Memphis 69, Tennessee 51
|Florida State 85, Auburn 56
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Antonio Barton had 19 points and Tarik Black missed only one of his eight shots, scoring 18 points as Memphis defeated Tennessee 69-51 on Wednesday night.
Will Barton added 10 points as the Tigers (9-5) used a strong inside game from Black, complemented by Antonio Barton connecting on 5 of 7 from the field, including 4 of 5 outside the arc.
Barton, who did not start after being late for a team meeting, finished 4 of 13 from the field. Black grabbed seven rebounds, helping Memphis outrebound Tennessee 36-26.
Trae Golden led Tennessee (7-7) with 22 points, connecting on 8 of 14 from the field.
The win was the second for Memphis over Tennessee this season. The Tigers won 99-97 in double overtime Nov. 22 at the Maui Classic.
The teams got into a scuffle under the basket with 8:52 left in the game. Memphis guard Joe Jackson was fouled by Wes Washpun on a layup, and players got tangled up.
Washpun and Will Barton were both assessed technical fouls, but there were no ejections.
Memphis would use a 16-4 rally midway through the second half to turn a 10-point advantage into a 65-43 lead with 2:46 left.
Memphis benefited from an offense that relied on passes to the rim resulting in dunks. That helped Memphis carry a 28-20 lead into the halftime.
No Memphis player was in double figures. Golden led the Volunteers with 10 points, hitting 4 of his 8 shots in the half. The rest of the Tennessee players were a combined 5 of 22.
Memphis used the dunks to shoot 40.7 percent (11 of 27) for the half. Both teams were 2 of 10 from 3-point range.
The first half was close before a dunk by Black was followed by a 3-pointer from Chris Crawford to give Tigers a 22-15 lead with 5:21 left in the half.
Golden connected on consecutive 3-pointers for Tennessee, but Memphis was able to hold onto its lead at the break.
The Memphis lead would finally reach double digits on a 3-pointer by Antonio Barton, and would stretch to 44-32 as he connected on a trio of free throws.
The Tigers would continue to build the lead as Tennessee continued to shoot poorly, ending the night at 36.2 percent (21 of 58), including 5 of 21 from outside the arc (23.8 percent). Skylar McBee, who had connected on at least three 3-pointers in five of the last six games, was scoreless, including missing all five of his long-range shots.
Florida State downs Auburn 85-56
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Snaer scored a career-high 22 points -- going 10 of 10 from the free-throw line -- and Ian Miller added 15 points as Florida State routed Auburn 85-56 on Wednesday night.
Snaer had 14 points in the first half as the Seminoles (9-5) grabbed a 50-16 halftime lead. It was a stunning reversal of fortune for Florida State, which trailed by 17 points at the half in Friday's triple-overtime loss to Princeton.
Chris Denson had 15 points and Kenny Gabriel added 10 points and seven rebounds for Auburn (10-4), which made just 5 of 33 (15.2 percent) of its shots in the first half.
Xavier Gibson also had 12 points, five rebounds and four blocks for the Seminoles, who scored a season-high 85 points.
Auburn led 5-4 in the opening minutes after a 3-pointer by Gabriel. But Florida State went on a 20-0 run -- including nine points from Snaer -- to build a 24-5 lead with 10:34 left in the first half.
The Tigers tried to make 3-pointers to close the gap but were just 1 of 9 in the first half and 4 of 14 for the game.
Florida State made 22 of 26 shots from the free-throw line. Miller was 5 of 6 from the line, and Gibson was also 4 of 4 from the line.
The Seminoles also showed off their height and athleticism inside, blocking 10 shots and outrebounding Auburn 45-30.
The Seminoles shot 53.7 percent (29 of 54) from the floor. The Tigers shot 32.3 percent (21 of 65).