Memphis Thumps Tulsa, 69-52

| February 14, 2007
Chris Douglas-Roberts
Chris Douglas-Roberts
CBS Sportsline: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 20 points and tied his career-high with four steals, and Antonio Anderson returned from an injury to score 15 points as No. 8 Memphis clinched a bye in the Conference USA tournament by beating Tulsa 69-52 Wednesday night.

Memphis (22-3, 12-0) took control with a run late in the first half and led by at least nine throughout the second half en route to its 14th straight win.

Douglas-Roberts scored the final seven points during a 10-0 Memphis run that put the game away midway through the second half. After a 3-pointer by Andre Allen, Douglas-Roberts hit five straight free throws -- earning a pair of trips to the foul line after stealing the ball and getting fouled on consecutive possessions.

His last basket came when Tulsa's Darold Crow was called for goaltending on his shot from the left side that ended the run and put the Tigers up 58-38. That earned the Tigers' leading scorer a trip to the bench, where he toweled off before sitting out the final 6:39.

Tulsa (15-9, 5-6), with the lowest shooting percentage in Conference USA, struggled against Memphis' stingy defense. The Tigers rank fifth in the nation, allowing opponents to shoot only 38 percent.

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The Memphis Tiger juggernaut continues to roll though a brutal conference schedule. Seriously, there is absolutely no justification for Memphis to be ranked so highly.

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Posted by Christopher on 02/16/2007 at 7:41 AM

Serious question: Why does Memphis not have any white players? I'm sure this will be construed as racist, but if the situation were reversed and the Tigers consistently had 5 white starters year in and year out, we would be seeing mass protest marches up and down Union Avenue. Calipari is supposedly a big time recruiter, so does he not recruit caucasian players? When it comes to white players, all we ever see is a token bench warmer or two.

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Posted by Christopher on 02/16/2007 at 7:53 AM

The reason why they don't have any caucasian players is because alot of them don't play basketball and its not being racist so you might as well don't even say that. The team is representing Memphis so let that happen.

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Posted by Maurice G. on 02/16/2007 at 8:34 AM
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