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Memphis 74, Austin Peay 60

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Anthony Rice scored 16 points, including
12 in the second half Saturday night, in leading Memphis to a 74-60
victory over Austin Peay.

Rice was one of four Tigers in double figures as Memphis
dominated the game after a late first-half run by the Governors
tied the contest at the break.

Memphis (2-1) built the lead to 22 points with just under seven
minutes to play and never was really threatened down the stretch.
The Governors (1-2) made a small run with 12 straight points but
could never get the margin under double digits. Memphis maintained
at least a 10-point lead for the final 11:20.

Rice connected on 6 of his 10 shots from the floor, including
3-of-5 from 3-point range. Antonio Burks added 13 points, including
seven straight midway through the second half.

Rodney Carney and Sean Banks scored 12 points each for the
Tigers, and Banks grabbed 10 rebounds, matching Duane Erwin's 10
boards for team honors.

Adrian Henning led the Governors with 18 points, while Josh
Lewis finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Austin Peay closed the half with a 19-3 run to tie the game
32-32 at the break. Henning had 10 points in the half for Austin
Peay, but it was long-range shots from Corey Gipson, Maurice
Hampton and Fernandez Lockett in the final minutes that brought
Austin Peay back even.

Memphis had a 19-2 run, including 14 straight, early in the game
as Austin Peay went more than seven minutes without scoring. The
Tigers eventually built the lead to 29-13 before Austin Peay made
its run.

Banks had 9 points, but Erwin had 10 of Memphis' 21 first-half
rebounds.

The teams exchanged leads early in the second half until a 13-0
run put the Tigers up 58-42.

Neither team shot well -- Memphis hitting 37 percent and Austin
Peay shooting 38 percent. Both were 8-of-22 from long range.

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