The Memphis Tigers used a strong second half to beat the University of Ottawa 104-89 in their second exhibition game in Canada.
The Tigers fell behind early for the second straight day, falling victim to another streak of hot shooting from deep. The Gee-Gees made 12 of 19 first half three-pointers to take a 53-47 lead into the break. Memphis was efficient from the floor in the first half (21-32 from the floor) but once again was burnt by questionable defense.
But the Tigers used their athleticism to slow the Gee-Gees offense while crushing Ottawa on the boards (39-23 rebounding advantage). The Tigers won the third quarter 34-13, grabbing a 15 point advantage that they never gave up.
Nick King led the Tigers in scoring for the second straight night, putting up 25 points on an efficient 11-15 from the floor while also grabbing seven rebounds. Fellow sophomore Kuran Iverson also filled up the stat sheet, scoring 18 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing five assists in just 22 minutes played.
The Tigers continue their tour of Canada on Monday night against McGill University.
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