Tarik Black is the answer to some of the Tigers' problems.
With the excitement of the 2011-2012 season rapidly approaching, Memphis fans and Tiger Nation couldn't wait to see their new team. The addition to the Tigers, none other than Memphis native, Adonis Thomas, a highly talented Memphis recruit added a prolific scorer to the fast paced hi-octane Tigers. That looked great on paper but the only part of that statement that’s true...
Sophomore Will Barton hit three of his career-high five 3-pointers during the run, which gave Memphis a 23-11 advantage.
Having faced the meat of their nonconference schedule and come out of it 0-5 against teams currently ranked in the top 25, Memphis had better turn the corner in a hurry if it expects to make the NCAA Tournament as anything other than Conference USA's automatic qualifier.
Memphis (7-5) used suffocating defense to knock off Robert Morris (10-4), 64-47, at FedExForum Thursday night. Sophomore guard Will Barton posted his sixth double-double of the season with 27 points and 13 boards. Freshman forward Adonis Thomas added 15 points.
Will Barton finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds, his sixth double-double of the season.