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Brewton helps Memphis roll past SMU 83-61

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 January 19, 2019 4:18 PM January 19, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kareem Brewton scored 20 points with a career-high six 3-pointers, Raynere Thornton had 11 points and a career-best 14 rebounds for his first double-double this season and Memphis rolled over SMU 83-61 on Saturday.

Brewton scored 15 points in the first half when Memphis (12-6, 4-1 American Athletic) took a 40-23 lead. The Tigers scored the game's first 13 points, including two Brewton 3-pointers, and led throughout.

The lead reached 35 at 74-39 with 6:37 remaining after a 10-0 run capped by a Thornton dunk.

Rebounding was a point of emphasis for the Tigers after being outrebounded by their three previous opponents who collected an average of 19 offensive boards. Against the Mustangs (11-7, 3-3), the Tigers had one more rebound, were even on the offensive glass (12) and had 12 more second-chance points while outscoring SMU 42-18 in the paint. They also made 10 steals and scored 24 points off 21 SMU turnovers in improving to 10-1 at home.

Tyler Harris had four 3-pointers and 14 points, Kyvon Davenport 12 points, Mike Parks 11 and Jeremiah Martin a career-tying 11 assists with eight points.

Jimmy Whitt Jr. scored 12 points and Isiaha Mike 10 for SMU.

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