Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Tarik Black tallied 18 points to lead five Memphis players in double figures, as the Tigers earned an 83-65 win over the Austin Peay Governors in non-conference action at FedExForum.
Geron Johnson recorded 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals in the victory. Joe Jackson added 12 points for the Tigers (6-2), while D.J. Stephens (nine rebounds) and Antonio Barton scored 10 apiece.
For the Governors (4-5), Travis Betran led all scorers with 27 points behind a 5-of-6 effort from beyond the arc. Will Triggs joined Betran in double figures with 17 points, although he also committed six turnovers.
APSU jumped out to an early 8-3 lead, but Memphis answered with a 20-2 run to go up by 13 with just under 11 minutes to play in the first half. The Tigers went on to shoot 58.1 percent from the floor in the opening frame, as they took a 43-30 halftime lead into the locker room.
Memphis maintained a double-digit cushion throughout the second half and led by as many as 21 with just under five minutes to play. After shooting a healthy 57.9 percent from the floor in the first half, APSU shot at a 44.8- percent clip over the final 20 minutes.
Memphis dominated the boards, claiming a 41-22 rebounding advantage to win for the 16th time in the last 17 meetings against the Governors.
12/08 15:54:06 ET
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