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No. 13 Memphis extends winning streak to 10 games by beating Wichita State 112-86


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jaykwon Walton and Jahvon Quinerly scored 23 points apiece to lead No. 13 Memphis past Wichita State 112-86 on Sunday for their tenth consecutive win.

Walton and Quinerly were two of six players to finish with double-digit scoring for Memphis (15-2, 4-0 American Athletic Conference). The Tigers recorded their most points this season and shot a season-high 64% from the floor.

Colby Rogers had 20 points to lead Wichita State (8-8, 0-3), which suffered its first loss of the season when scoring more than 80 points.

The Tigers held a 49-46 lead at halftime, with both teams shooting 60% from the floor. Wichita State tied the game early after the break, but Memphis erupted for 63 second-half points.

The American's leading scorer, Memphis' David Jones, was held to just two points in the first half, but the Shockers struggled to contain him in the second half. Jones finished with 19 points.

Nae’Qwan Tomlin scored 14, Nick Jourdain added 12 and Malcolm Dandridge had 10 for the Tigers, whose last loss came on Dec. 2. They are off to their best start since the 2007-08 season, when they began 17-0.

Harlond Beverly scored 17 points and Dalen Ridgnal added 15 for Wichita State.


Memphis: After being limited in the first half, Jones had 10 points in the opening three minutes of the second, which sparked a dominant half for the Tigers. Memphis scored 31 points off 18 Wichita State turnovers.

Wichita State: The Shockers got off to a hot start, hitting 8 of 9 to open the game, and ended the half trailing by three. Wichita State shot the ball well in the first half, shooting 60% from the floor, but struggled to continue the pace in the second half.


Tomlin made his return to the Sunflower State for the first time since being dismissed from Kansas State on Dec. 6, nearly one month after his arrest for disorderly conduct. Tomlin committed to Memphis on Dec. 12 and has appeared in six games for the Tigers.


Memphis: Hosts South Florida on Thursday.

Wichita State: Travels to Boca Raton to face Florida Atlantic on Thursday for the first conference meeting between the two schools.


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