Basketball Preview - Memphis vs. Syarcuse

Carney and Banks take on Warrick and McNamara in an early season matchup of Top 25 teams

Memphis vs. Syracuse
Nov. 19 at Madison Square Garden
9:00pm, ESPN2

 

Player
Year
Pos
RPG
APG
PPG
 Rodney Carney
 Jr
 F
22.0
1.3
22.0
 Sean Banks
 So
 F
17.7
1.0
17.7
 Darius Washington Jr.
 Fr
 G
11.7
4.3
11.7
 Richard Dorsey
 Fr
 G
10.0
0.7
10.0
 Anthony Rice
 Sr
 F
9.3
3.0
9.3
 Jeremy Hunt
 Jr
 F
8.3
3.3
8.3
 Duane Erwin
 Sr
 F
4.7
0.7
4.7
 Simplice Njoya
 Sr
 F
2.0
0.0
2.0
 Clyde Wade
 Jr
 G
1.5
0.5
1.5
 Almamy Thiero
 Jr
 F
0.0
0.5
0.0
 Arthur Barclay
Sr.
 F
0.0
0.3
0.0
 Tank Beavers
 Fr
 G
0.0
0.0
0.0
Player
Year
Pos
RPG
APG.
PPG
 Hakim Warrick
 Sr
 F
8.0
3.0
19.5
 Demetris Nichols
 So
 F
3.5
1.5
12.5
 Darryl Watkins
 So
 C
5.0
1.0
12.0
 Gerry McNamara
 Jr
 G
1.0
4.0
9.0
 Josh Pace
 Sr
 G-F
2.0
4.0
8.0
 Terrence Roberts
 So
 F
4.5
0.0
8.0
 Louie McCroskey
 So
 G
2.0
1.0
5.5
 Josh Wright
 Fr
 G
1.0
3.0
5.0
 Craig Forth
 Sr
 C
3.5
0.5
4.5
 Todd Burach
 So
 G
1.0
0.0
4.0
 Dayshawn Wright
 Fr
 F
5.0
2.0
3.0
 Ross DiLiegro
 So
 F
0.0
0.0
2.0
 Xzavier Gaines
 Sr
 G
2.0
1.0
0.0
 Logan Gabriel
 Fr
 G
0.0
1.0
0.0
 Josh Brooks
 F
0.0
0.0
0.0
Recent happenings:

Last game: Memphis 81 - St. Mary's 66

Sean Banks isn't the only NBA prospect in Memphis. Like Dejuan Wagner before him, Carney used Madison Square Garden to put the NBA on notice as his 33 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals paced the Tigers to an easy win over St. Mary's.

Last game: Syracuse 71 - Miss. St. 58

Syracus played two games against Miss. St. The first half and the second half. Thankfully for Syracuse fans, Warrick finished strong wtih 21 points and 9 rebounds. McNamara finished with a game high 7 assists.

What to expect:

Both Carney and Banks will need to be on tonight for the Tigers to win. Warwick and McNamara are Orangemen's heavy hitters and have a great history of coming up strong in big games. C & B present matchup problems for Syracuse while Memphis matches up very well with the Orangemen.

Expect the Tigers freshemen to have an impact as Syracuse tries to keep Carney and Banks in check. This will leave Darius Washington room to penetrate and dish off to Dorsey. Don't be fooled by the term freshman. Washington and Dorsey played on the national stage as highly recruited prep players. After last night, who could disagree?

Prediction:
Memphis: 82-79

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