Tigers Open Season With Easy Win

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Memphis, TN-Senior guard Joe Jackson scored 16 points and dished out seven assists to lead the 13th-ranked Tigers to an easy win over Austin Peay, 95-69, on Thursday in FedEx Forum.

The Tigers shot 54 percent from the floor and forced 22 turnovers.

In his first game in a year and a half Missouri transfer Michael Dixon scored 15 points for Memphis, while Nick King had 13 points and Geron Johnson and Chris Crawford each finished with 11.  Sophomore guard Damien Wilson had nine points almost giving the Tigers seven players in double figures.

Memphis struggled with the ball turning it over 21 times.  The Tigers outrebounded Austin Peay, 50-27.