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No. 2 Memphis mauls Pirates

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Freshman guard Derrick Rose scored 19 points to lead second-ranked Memphis to a 99-58 rout of East Carolina Wednesday night before a crowd of 17,308 at the FedEx Forum.

The Tigers improved to 14-0 with the victory their 41st in a row at home and extended their Conference USA winning streak to 24 games.

The game was the league opener for both teams.

Junior forward Robert Dozier added 13 points and 10 rebounds, senior guard Andre Allen scored 13 points and junior guard Chris Douglas-Roberts contributed 12 points for Memphis.

Senior guard Darrell Jenkins and sophomore forward John Fields, with 11 points apiece, were the only Pirates in double figures.

The Tigers built their margin from 4 points to 14 points over the final 5:50 of the first half, then dominated East Carolina 56-29 in the final frame to turn the contest into a blowout.

Memphis outshot the Pirates 46.2 percent to 36.2 percent and dominated the backboards 52-31.

East Carolina will have a week to recover from the trouncing before hosting Marshall next Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

BOX SCORE

MEMPHIS 99, EAST CAROLINA 58

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.
Site: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.
Attendance: 17,308.
Officials: Ed Hightower, Steve Welmer, Gerry Pollard.
Technical Fouls: ECU - Bench 2; Memphis - None.

SCORE BY PERIODS     1   2  FINAL
East Carolina       29  29  -  58
Memphis             43  56  -  99

EAST CAROLINA (6-8, 0-1 C-USA)
PLAYER                  FG   3PT    FT   R  PTS  MIN
Gagnon...............  1-1   0-0   0-0   0    2   13
Blair................  2-4   0-0   2-2   8    6   19
Farmer............... 3-11   2-4   0-2   2    8   28
Hinnant..............  3-9   0-5   0-0   3    6   32
Jenkins..............  4-9   3-6   0-0   3   11   23
Legan................  1-3   1-2   0-0   0    3   11
Young................  2-5   0-2   3-5   1    7   15
Abrams...............  1-1   0-0   0-0   2    2   10
Fields...............  4-7   0-0   3-9   5   11   22
Sherrod..............  0-0   0-0   0-0   0    0   0+
Wynn.................  0-4   0-0   0-0   2    0   15
Evans................  0-4   0-0   2-4   3    2   10
Joyner...............  0-0   0-0   0-0   1    0    2
TEAM.................                    1
TOTALS...............21-58  6-19 10-22  31   58  200
PERCENT.............. .362  .316  .455

MEMPHIS (14-0, 1-0 C-USA)
PLAYER                  FG   3PT    FT   R  PTS  MIN
Dozier...............  4-7   0-0   5-5  10   13   25
Dorsey...............  3-6   0-0   2-2   9    8   15
Anderson.............  1-3   0-1   2-4   3    4   21
Douglas-Roberts......  4-6   0-1   4-8   6   12   22
Rose.................  6-9   1-1   6-8   1   19   22
Taggart..............  1-9   0-0   7-9   9    9   13
Kemp.................  2-8   1-4   0-0   3    5   20
Niles................  0-0   0-0   2-6   2    2    8
Allen................  4-6   3-4   2-5   2   13   15
Mack.................  3-7   3-6   0-0   2    9   18
McGrady..............  0-1   0-0   0-0   1    0    5
Robinson.............  2-3   0-1   1-2   3    5   16
TEAM.................                    1
TOTALS...............30-65  8-18 31-49  52   99  200
PERCENT.............  .462  .444  .633
 

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