Dorsey, Memphis down Houston to extend win streak
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Joey Dorsey scored 16 points on 8-of-10
shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds as seventh-ranked Memphis extended the
nation’s longest winning streak to 17 with a 77-64 win over Houston.
Chris Douglas-Roberts added 19 points for the Tigers (25-3, 14-0 Conference
USA), who won their 29th consecutive home game. Jeremy Hunt deposited 14
points despite shooting just 4-of12 from the field for Memphis, which clinched
the Conference USA title earlier in the week.
“Chris Douglas-Roberts did what he does, said Memphis coach John Calipari.
“They couldn’t guard him.”
Trailing 48-32 Houston used a 10-3 run, capped by a Robert McKiver trey to
pull within 51-42 with 12:33 left in the contest. Memphis answered with a
12-4 surge to open up a 63-46 advantage with 8:40 showing on the clock.
The Tigers lead reached as high as 21 points with 1:39 left to play.
McKiver single-handedly attempted to keep Houston (15-13, 9-5) in the
game scoring 32 points on 13-of-28 shooting. No other player scored in double
figures for the Cougars, who have lost three of their last four games.
“We needed more of our guys to step up today, said Houston coach Tom Penders.
“We had to have more than one guy show up. On the offensive end, we thought we
could hold our own on the backboard, but we had to have more than one guy show
A Dion Dowell triple put Houston ahead 21-19 with 9:19 remaining in the first
half. Memphis responded with a 9-0 run, highlighted by a Robert Dozier dunk,
giving the Tigers a 28-21 lead.
Memphis continued to stretch its lead the rest of the half and took a 38-26
lead into the intermission.
Houston shot just 33 percent in the first half.
Memphis’ bench outscored Houston’s 28-8…Oliver Lafayette, the Cougars’
second- leading scorer shot just 2-of-10 from the field before fouling
out…Memphis shot 48.3 percent while Houston shot 41.4 percent from the