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Memphis vs East Carolina Final: 77-73 - Recap
Precious Achiuwa scored 24 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Memphis over East Carolina, 77-73, on Wednesday at FedExForum.
Memphis won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -13.0-point spread.
Boogie Ellis had 17 points for Memphis and Damion Baugh chipped in with 8 points. Lester Quinones had 4 assists for them, while Precious Achiuwa was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
East Carolina got a 23-point performance from Tristen Newton, who was supported by 16 points from Jayden Gardner. Tristen Newton had 4 assists in a losing cause for East Carolina, while Tristen Newton grabbed 13 rebounds.
Memphis was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
Memphis won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-34.
Next game, Memphis takes its act home to face Houston looking for another win. For East Carolina, they head home to face Temple.