Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/28/11
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Joe Jackson scored 15 points, Chris Crawford added 14 and No. 22 Memphis overcame a lackluster first half to defeat Jackson State 70-45 on Monday night. Memphis (3-2) outscored Jackson State 45-26 in the second half to pull away. Jenirro Bush led Jackson State (1-7) with 11 points, the only visitor to reach double figures. Memphis was coming off a less-than-impressive performance at the Maui Invitational where they lost to Michigan and in overtime to Georgetown. It dropped the Tigers from No. 8 to No. 22 in this week's poll. Memphis, which struggled in the first half agaist Jackson State, opened the second half with 15 straight points to break open the game. The Tigers would lead by as many as 31 in the second half. Crawford led the early rally in the second half with a dunk to open the run and then a pair of 3-pointers later in the streak. Memphis led 25-19 at halftime, but it was not a memorable performance. Memphis had seven turnovers and continued i...
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