Goodwin has 20, No. 15 Memphis tops SE Missouri St

By Clay Bailey, Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 21, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.



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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Shaq Goodwin scored 20 points, Joe Jackson added 16 and No. 15 Memphis pulled away for a 77-65 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday night.

Goodwin made 10 of 12 shots and had eight rebounds as the Tigers (8-2) recovered from Tuesday night's 77-75 loss to No. 16 Florida at Madison Square Garden.

Geron Johnson finished with 10 points for Memphis. The Tigers shot 50 percent despite going 2 of 17 from outside the arc.

Tyler Stone led the Redhawks (7-4) with 23 points. Jarekious Bradley added 19 points, while Antonius Cleveland gave Southeast Missouri a second-half push, scoring 11 of his 14 points after the break.

Southeast Missouri stayed close to the Tigers and still was within seven points with under 8 minutes left before the Tigers finally broke away.

The Redhawks had 19 turnovers that led to 24 Memphis points. The Tigers, meanwhile, limited their turnovers to eight.

Jackson hit all six of his foul shots and had 12 points by halftime as Memphis took a 38-30 lead. The Tigers made only one of eight 3-point tries before the break.

The Tigers unleashed their press early in the second half, leading to a couple of turnovers and a 10-point Memphis lead.

The Redhawks continued to hang in. Cleveland scored seven straight Southeast Missouri points during one stretch to keep the game close.

Memphis put together a 7-0 run to take a 14-point lead with 6:04 left.

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Clay Bailey

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