Recap - Memphis Defeats East Carolina 75-68

Memphis got 26 points from Joe Jackson en route to a 75-68 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Memphis did not, however, defeat East Carolina against the spread, which closed at 8.5 at most sportsbooks.

Geron Johnson had 13 points for Memphis and Chris Crawford chipped in with 11 points. Joe Jackson had 6 assists for them, while Shaq Goodwin was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

East Carolina got 18 points from Ty Armstrong in a losing cause and another 15 points from Miguel Paul. Miguel Paul contributed 6 assists for them, while Ty Armstrong had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Memphis were victorious, as the score was 28-27 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Memphis as they grabbed 49 boards, while East Carolina only had 33.