No. 7 Memphis continues roll with win over Providence
Providence, RI (Sports Network) – Darius Washington Jr. scored 20 points and
Rodney Carney added 17 in a balanced attack, as No. 7 Memphis beat Providence
97-89 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Chris Douglas-Roberts added 16 points and Joey Dorsey contributed 11 points
and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (7-1), who extended their winning streak to
four games. Antonio Anderson ended with 10 points.
Donnie McGrath had 28 points to lead the Friars (3-4), who have dropped four
in a row. Randall Hanke added 18 points and DeSean White scored 14 for
Providence, which lost 87-77 at home to No. 10 Florida on Tuesday.
Washington and Anderson began the game with three-pointers, but the Friars
forged a 13-11 edge on Hanke’s jumper with 13:50 left in the first half.
A 10-1 spurt later in the half boosted the Tigers to a 31-22 advantage, with
Carney ending the run with a three-pointer. Memphis led 45-38 at the
The Tigers built a 13-point lead early in the second half, as a jumper from
Robert Dozier made it 62-49 with under 15 minutes left.
Providence closed within three at 75-72 on two foul shots by Herbert Hill with
5:45 left, but Shawne Williams hit four free throws and Washington hit a layup
as Memphis scored the next six points.
The Friars got no closer than six points the rest of the game.
Providence shot 60.9 percent (14-of-23) in the second half and 49 percent for
the game…Charlie Burch had 11 points for Providence…The Tigers shot 55.8
percent…Memphis outrebounded the Friars, 33-22.