MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis men’s basketball team opened its season with a 94-77 win over Jackson State Monday night at FedExForum. The Tigers owned a 47-36 at the break and pulled away in the second half for a convincing win.
Memphis (1-0) shot 50.9 percent from the floor as a team (34-67) and led for over 35 minutes of game time.
Jaykwon Walton led five Tigers in double figures behind a game-high 19 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals, while shooting 7-of-11 from the field. David Jones added 15 points, a pair of rebounds and three assists.
Big man Jordan Brown came off the bench to drop 11 points, five boards and two blocks in 21 minutes.
The Tigers were sluggish out of the gate, turning the ball over 10 times in the first 11 minutes and falling behind by as many as six. Midway through the first half, Walton nailed a triple to spark a 10-0 run and put Memphis in front for good.
Jackson State (0-1) was led by Ken Evans’ 18 points and nine rebounds. JSU shot 46.0 percent overall (29-63) and hit 10-of-30 from long range.
Fans can enjoy Memphis basketball in a variety of ways this season with different ticket plans for everyone. You can purchase your package at www.GoTigersGoTix.com or by calling the Memphis Ticket Office at (901) 678-2331.