GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Memphis 69, Virginia Tech 61

(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

By DENIS P. GORMAN
Associated Press

NEW YORK - DeAndre Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Memphis outlasted Virginia Tech 69-61 in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Emoni Bates added nine points, all in the second half, making four free throws in the final minute for Memphis (5-0).

Nahiem Alleyne scored 21 points and Keve Aluma added 14 for Virginia Tech (5-1).

While Memphis led for most of the game, the Tigers couldn't put the Hokies away, and Alleyne made a 3-pointer with 4:36 left to give Virginia Tech a 56-55 edge.

Following a timeout, Landers Nolley II buried a 3 for Memphis, Bates made a free throw, and Jalen Duren's layup made it 61-56 with 1:34 left. Memphis then put the game away at the free-throw line.

The Tigers went 7:24 without a field goal in the first half and were carried by their reserves, who scored 19 points in the opening half. Memphis led 33-30 at halftime after Malcolm Dandridge had a buzzer-beating two-handed jam.


Memphis
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Williams F 25 6-10 3-3 1-1 4-10 0 0 1 3 4 16
E. Bates F 23 2-10 5-6 0-4 0-4 0 0 1 2 3 9
L. Nolley II F 20 2-6 0-0 1-2 2-3 3 0 1 1 2 5
J. Duren C 22 3-7 0-2 0-0 3-7 0 2 1 1 3 6
L. Quinones G 28 1-5 4-4 1-4 0-1 1 1 0 2 2 7
A. Lomax   20 2-7 2-2 1-4 2-3 3 0 2 1 1 7
M. Dandridge   17 4-6 0-1 0-0 3-8 1 0 2 2 1 8
E. Timberlake   17 2-3 2-2 0-0 1-3 2 0 0 1 3 6
T. Harris   12 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Hardaway   8 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3
C. Lawson   4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 0 1 2
J. Minott   3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 24-61
(.393)
16-20
(.800)
5-19
(.263)
15-45 10 4 8 14 21 69


Virginia Tech
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Mutts F 37 3-6 1-2 0-2 4-12 3 0 4 3 2 7
K. Aluma F 36 5-17 3-4 1-3 5-11 1 0 2 1 5 14
S. Murphy G 39 2-8 1-2 0-3 0-1 2 0 0 6 3 5
N. Alleyne G 36 4-14 10-11 3-7 0-4 4 0 1 2 4 21
H. Cattoor G 28 3-8 1-3 2-5 0-3 0 0 1 1 4 9
D. Maddox   15 2-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 5
D. N'Guessan   4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
J. Ojiako   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Pedulla   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 19-56
(.339)
16-22
(.727)
7-21
(.333)
9-33 10 0 8 13 20 61
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