RALEIGH, NC – Memphis used a balanced attack to defeat George Washington 71-66 in second round action, sending the Tigers on to the round of 32. Michael Dixon Jr. led Memphis with 19 points, while Joe Jackson chipped in 15 of his own. The rest of the Tigers all got on the board too, as the team shot for 49% from the field but couldn’t pull away from the Colonials.
Isaiah Armwood scored 21 points in the losing effort while teammate Kevin Larsen dropped 16. George Washington had a chance to tie it at the buzzer but saw Maurice Creek’s last-second three fall short.
Scott Graham and John Thompson called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Chris Crawford opens with three threes to give Memphis 17-12 lead)
(Isaiah Armwood lays it in to close George Washington within two
(Joe Jackson sinks the acrobatic shot to put Memphis back up by seven)
(Michael Dixon Jr. seems to close the door on George Washington)
(Joe McDonald claws George Washington back within two)
(George Washington’s Maurice Creek gets an open look from deep to tie the game at the buzzer)
(Final call as Memphis moves on to the third round)
(Postgame interview with Memphis’ Michael Dixon)
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