Memphis vs. Michigan State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Memphis vs. Michigan State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(19) Memphis 48
(31-5, 9-1 away)
(9) Michigan State 70
(27-8, 17-1 home)
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills
2:45PM ET / 11:45AM PT, March 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Memphis 29 19 48
Michigan State 32 38 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Memphis G Johnson 16 J Jackson 7 J Jackson 3
Michigan State G Harris 23 A Payne 10 D Valentine 6

On Saturday, Mar. 23, No. 6-seeded Memphis shot just 29.7 percent from the field and was trounced by No. 3-seeded Michigan State 70-48 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers were led by Geron Johnson, who put up a team-high 16 points and four rebounds. Joe Jackson had 12 points and added seven rebounds. Adreian Payne recorded a double-double for the Spartans on 14 points and 10 rebounds. Memphis closes out the season with a 31-5 record. The Tigers got to the NCAA Tournament as the Conference USA champion after beating Southern Miss 91-79 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished first in Conference USA with a 16-0 record in conference play. Memphis defeated No. 11-seeded Saint Mary's 54-52 in the second round.

Memphis Game Notes

  • Prior to this game, Memphis played 23 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 7-16.
  • Memphis set season lows for assists (eight), field goal percentage (29.7), free throws made (five), and total points (48).
  • The Tigers have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • Geron Johnson accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Joe Jackson and D.J. Stephens) accounted for 44.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Geron Johnson has led the team in scoring in six out of 36 games this season.
  • Joe Jackson has led the team in rebounding in three out of 36 games this season.
  • Joe Jackson has three straight double-digit point games.

Michigan State Game Notes

  • Adreian Payne recorded a team season high in blocks with five.
  • Gary Harris accounted for 32.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Gary Harris has led the team in scoring 11 times in 35 games this season.
  • Adreian Payne has led the team in rebounding 17 times in 35 games this season.
  • Adreian Payne recorded the 12th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Adreian Payne recorded a double-double. It was his eighth this season and ninth of his career.
  • Adreian Payne set a career high with five blocks.
  • Derrick Nix has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Derrick Nix set a career high with four steals.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Gary Harris's career.
MEM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BGeron Johnson371642203
BJoe Jackson351273105
C+D.J. Stephens32360140
CShaq Goodwin10021110
CAdonis Thomas23521000
C-Tarik Black32620000
C-Chris Crawford30621203
MSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAdreian Payne3414100253
ADerrick Nix331381402
AD. Valentine25966001
AGary Harris252330002
B-Matt Costello5220110
C+Travis Trice13431103
C+Branden Dawson31164214
D+Keith Appling28212002

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