Memphis Holds Off East Carolina's Charge 67-54

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Joe Jackson scored 15 points, Shaq Goodwin added 12 points and eight rebounds and Memphis overcame a second-half flurry from East Carolina to defeat the Pirates 67-54 on Wednesday night.

Jackson was 7 of 11 from the field as Memphis (11-3, 1-0 Conference USA) won its fifth straight. D.J. Stephens had six points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots for the Tigers.

Shamarr Bowden, who keyed a second-half run for East Carolina (9-5, 0-1), and Maurice Kemp led the Pirates with 11 points each. Robert Sampson and Miguel Paul finished with 10 points apiece. Paul was 2 for 7 from the field, but 2 of 3 from outside the arc.

Memphis led by 27 in the first half, but East Carolina used 3-point shooting to score 21 straight points spanning the first and second halves to make the game interesting.


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