The University of Memphis "Tigers"

Memphis’ swarming defense provides difference in win at Mizzou

In a Friday night matchup, Jahvon Quinerly’s 18 points and a double-double from David Jones propelled Memphis to a dominating 70-55 victory over Missouri. Despite Missouri holding a 33-26 halftime lead, Memphis took control in the second half, launching a 10-0 run to establish a 48-38 advantage with 12:30 remaining.

The Tigers struggled, with only four players contributing baskets and shooting a mere 19.2% from the field (5 for 26). In contrast, Memphis shot 51.6% in the second half, outscoring Missouri 44-22. Memphis finished the game shooting 43.5%, while Missouri shot 32.1%.

Quinerly’s performance included 7 of 10 field goals, along with eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Jones secured a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jaykwon Walton scored 13 points, and Jordan Brown added 12 off the bench.

Sean East II led Missouri with 14 points. Missouri is set to host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday, while Memphis will face Alabama State at home on Friday.