Barton etches name in Tigers' lore

As if anyone needed more evidence, sophomore Memphis guard Will Barton solidified his status as one of the better Tigers in history by scoring 1,000 points for his career in the Tigers' 78-66 win against Tulsa.

As if anyone needed more evidence, sophomore Memphis guard Will Barton solidified his status as one of the better Tigers in history by scoring 1,000 points for his career in the Tigers' 78-66 win against Tulsa.

Barton scored 30 points for the game. His 1,000th point came on a free throw early in the second half.

The sophomore guard is averaging over 18 points and eight rebounds a game. He's improved in almost every major statistical category and is likely headed for Conference USA Player of the Year honors.

Barton becomes just the sixth Tiger player to score 1,000 points within two years, joining Penny Hardaway, Lorenzen Wright, Elliot Win Wilfong, Darius Washington, and Omar Sneed.

With the win Saturday, Barton and the Tigers captured the C-USA regular season crown for the first time under Memphis coach Josh Pastner. The Tigers return to action on March 8, against either UTEP or Houston.


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