Memphis looks for home win vs Tulsa
Tulsa (18-12, 8-9) vs. Memphis (18-12, 10-7)
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Memphis looks for its fourth straight win over Tulsa at FedExForum. The last victory for the Golden Hurricane at Memphis was a 74-72 win on Feb. 28, 2015.
SAVVY VETERANS: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their seniors this year. Jeremiah Martin, Kyvon Davenport, Raynere Thornton and Kareem Brewton Jr. have combined to account for 60 percent of all Memphis scoring this season. For Tulsa, DaQuan Jeffries, Sterling Taplin and Curran Scott have combined to score 43 percent of the team’s points this season.
SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Martin has made or assisted on 53 percent of all Memphis field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 52 field goals and 26 assists in those games.
STREAK STATS: Memphis has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 87 points while giving up 73.3.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Golden Hurricane have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Tigers. Memphis has 41 assists on 83 field goals (49.4 percent) over its previous three contests while Tulsa has assists on 42 of 80 field goals (52.5 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Memphis is ranked 10th in all of Division I with an average of 75.9 possessions per game.