MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Jackson State University Men’s basketball team fell 75-61 to No. 17 ranked the University of Memphis in front of a crowd of 15,797 Saturday afternoon at the FexEx Forum.
With the loss, the Tigers fall to 4-8 overall on the season before hosting and opening conference play against Alabama A&M University Saturday, January 4 in Jackson, Miss at 5:30 p.m.
The Tigers opened the second half making a couple of runs, bringing the double-digit halftime lead to nine. Senior guard Julysses Nobles spearheaded the charge leading all scorers with 20 on the afternoon; while senior center Brandon “BJ” West captured his seventh double-double on the season, recording 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Jackson State finished the game shooting 41.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from behind the arch, and 52.9 percent from the line.
Memphis had four Tigers finish in double-figures. Michael Dixon Jr. recorded 14 points to lead Memphis; while Shaq Goodwin tallied 13, David Pellom scored 12, and Joe Jackson added eleven.
In the first half, Jackson State trailed Memphis by a 12 point margin, 40-28. The Tigers shot 39 percent from the field, 33 percent behind the arch, and 43 percent from the stripe during the half; while West led all scorers with 12 points on six-of-seven shooting from the field and grabbed five rebounds.
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- Nobles scored led all scorers with 20 points
- West registered his seventh double-double on the season
- Jackson State held Memphis below its season scoring average of 83 points