Thursday , Dec , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

No. 19 Memphis crushes Austin Peay

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Chris Douglas-Roberts netted 28 points on red-
hot 10-of-12 shooting as No. 19 Memphis downed Austin Peay, 88-63, at
FedEx Forum.

Douglas-Roberts also went 8-of-10 from the charity stripe and dished out five
assists for Memphis (8-2), which is a perfect 6-0 at home this season.

Jeremy Hunt, Doneal Mack and Kareem Cooper all scored 11 points in the
convincing win.

Derek Wright paced his team with 18 points and Fernandez Lockett dropped in 12
points for the Governors (3-5), who had won three of their last four coming
into this non-conference affair.

The Tigers scored the first 12 points of the contest to gain immediate
command. Robert Dozier had eight of those points, including a slam with 16:22
on the clock that made it 12-0.

Lockett stopped the run with a dunk of his own, but Memphis ripped off 10
straight points from there to up its advantage to 22-2. The home team also
scored the final six points of the half to take a 47-25 lead in into the

Austin Peay did not seriously threaten in the second half.

Game Notes

Memphis shot a sizzling 62 percent from the floor, while Austin Peay managed
to hit just 35 percent of its shots…Memphis’ benched outscored the
Governors, 37-18…Memphis leads the overall series, 14-4.