Blu3 World Order - Tigers

Blown Opportunities and Poor Defense Dooms Memphis Against Auburn

By: Anthony Sain ( @SainAsylum )

In front of a record crowd of 59,430 at Legion Field, Memphis ended it’s 2015-16 season with a thud in a 31 to 10 loss to Auburn in the 10th Annual Birmingham Bowl. Allowing Auburn 254 yards on the ground, the Memphis’ defense allowed big play after big play against their fellow feline foes from the SEC. Memphis was not much better on the offensive side of the ball either, only gaining 206 total yards of offense including a performance by Memphis’ quarterback Paxton Lynch that was only slightly less gloomy than the constant drizzle that hovered over the field all afternoon. Lynch would finish with 104 yards passing completing only 17 of his 38 attempts.

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Burrell Shines In First Start As Tigers Defeat Green Wave 77-65

By: Anthony Sain ( @ SainAsylum )

After a trailing by two at the end of the first half, the Tigers (9-3) were able to pull away from Tulane (7-7) in the second half. Led by forward Trahson Burrell who finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Burrell would get his first start of the season in place of freshman sensation, Dedric Lawson who was out with an abdominal strain.

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Tigers Jump Out Early On Jags In Rout of IUPUI

By: Anthony Sain ( @ SainAsylum )

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner had no reason to complain about a slow start Tuesday night as his Memphis Tigers (8-3) outplayed the Jaguars of IUPUI (4-10) early and often to the final score of 84-48. Pastner, who had hinted at a possible roster shakeup, delivered just that as freshman and Mitchell High School product Jeremiah Martin replaced Avery Woodson in the starting lineup. Martin would provide a spark of energy from the opening tip on the defensive end finishing the game with three blocks and three steals. Martin would also score five points.

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