Posted December 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Memphis' experience paid off in the 17th-ranked Tigers' final game before opening conference play next week. Michael Dixon scored 14 points, Shaq Goodwin had 13 points and seven rebounds as Memphis beat Jackson State 75-61 on Saturday. The Tigers never trailed and showed the experience of senior guards Dixon, Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford and Geron Johnson in forcing turnovers and providing a defense that forced Jackson State into a poor shooting day, particularly in the first half. ''The key was to apply pressure to them,'' Goodwin said. ''We knew that everybody on their team had a high turnover-to-assist ratio. .We figured out if we apply pressure, they'll turn it over.'' David Pellom had 12 points with all five of his field goals coming off dunks from fast-breaks and rebounds, and Jackson scored 11 for Memphis (9-2). Julysses Nobles led Jackson State (4-8) with 20 points, despite going 6 of 16 from the field. Brandon West scored 14, ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Jackson St.-Memphis Preview

After bouncing back from a tough loss, coach Josh Pastner would like Memphis to find its outside touch before its inaugural run through the American Athletic Conference. The 17th-ranked Tigers seek their 18th straight home win Saturday when they face Jackson State in their final tune-up before the start of league play. Memphis (8-2) allowed No. 13 Florida to shoot 51.9 percent...
College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.