With the combination of New Year’s Eve bowl games and college basketball games with more suspense, No. 18 Memphis’ 88-73 win over USF in the American opener for both teams didn’t receive a great deal of attention. Josh Pastner’s Tigers were expected to take care of business against the undermanned Bulls and that they did, with Geron Johnson accounting for a team-high 19 points to go along with five steals and four steals.
The play of the game? That would be Joe Jackson’s coast-to-coast drive and flush to end the first half, giving Memphis a 48-32 lead at the intermission. Impressive stuff from the 6-foot-1 senior guard.
h/t Jason Smith
UNLV freshman Derrick Jones is probably the best dunker in college basketball and he took flight a few times on Tuesday afternoon at the Maui Invitational.
The Runnin’ Rebels trailed host school Chaminade at the half before rallying for a win and Jones had a couple of highlight-reel plays in the win.
UMass Lowell’s game with Wheelock College was delayed for a little over an hour on Tuesday afternoon after a dunk attempt from Dontavius Smith broke the backboard.
The game resumed and UMass Lowell won 104-76. Here’s the video of Smith shattering the glass after he took flight. Smith finished the game with 14 points.