Austin Peay Falls 83-65 to Memphis - Recap
|Austin Peay Falls 83-65 to Memphis - Recap|
Memphis earned an 83-65 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday, getting 18 points from Tarik Black at FedExForum.
Memphis did not, however, defeat Austin Peay against the spread, which closed at 27.5 at most sportsbooks.
Geron Johnson had 14 points for Memphis and Joe Jackson chipped in with 12 points. Chris Crawford had 6 assists for them, while D.J. Stephens was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Austin Peay got 27 points from Travis Betran in a losing cause and another 17 points from Will Triggs. Travis Betran contributed 3 assists for them, while Chris Horton had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Memphis were victorious, as the score was 43-30 at the break.
Memphis won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-22.