Tigers Overcome Poor Shooting To Beat ECU 57-50

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K.J. Lawson had 12 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and Memphis came back in the second half to beat East Carolina 57-50 on Saturday at FedEx Forum.

Jimario Rivers scored 15 points for Memphis to help the Tigers bounce back from Wednesday’s loss to Temple.

Dedric Lawson had 14 rebounds and 8 points. It’s only the second game this season that he hasn’t scored in double digits.

The Tigers shot 20 of 66 (30.3 percent), but the Tigers outrebounded the Pirates 52-40.

Next up: The Tigers travel to Florida to play USF, followed by UCF on Feb. 2 and Feb. 4.

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