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#12 Memphis Defeats Monarchs, 91-66

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: November 14, 2001
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Nov. 14, 2001

Box Score

Freshman DaJuan Wagner scored a career high 32 points to lead 12th ranked Memphis to a 91-66 victory over the Monarchs Wednesday night. Memphis now advances to the round of four in the Guardian Classic Tournament in Kansas City, MO. next week.

The Monarchs, 1-1 led early, 8-7 on a three-pointer from freshman Kiah Thomas (Norfolk, Va.). But the Tigers would then go on a 20-5 run and led 41-26 at halftime. Wagner had 13, but would score 19 in the second half.

Thomas hit six of ten shots from the floor for 16 points, while junior Micardo Marsh(Mebane, NC.) added 21 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Clay McGowen (Westerville, Ohio) scored ten and blocked five shots.

The Monarchs played most of the game without senior Pierre Greene (Chicago, ILL.) and starting center Charles Dunnington (Washington, DC.), both saddled with foul trouble.

Old Dominion shot .323 from the floor, while Memphis shot .460. The Tigers outrebounded ODU,, 45-38. The Monarchs are now off until Nov. 24, when they host Virginia Tech at Scope.

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