December 15, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Trahson Burrell scored 15 points and Austin Nichols added 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots to lead Memphis past North Carolina Central 81-47 on Monday night.

Burrell and Nichols combined to make 10 of 19 field goals as Memphis (4-4) shot 51.7 percent (30 of 58) overall.

Shaq Goodwin scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds and Nick King pulled down nine boards to help Memphis outrebound NC Central (6-5) 47-23.

Jeremiah Ingram led NC Central, which made just 14 of 47 (29.8 percent) - including 1 of 15 from 3-point range - with 11 points.

Nichols scored seven points in the first 6 minutes as Memphis jumped out to a 15-2 lead.

A 3 by Dante Holmes pulled the Eagles within nine, but a 22-4 Memphis run made it 37-10 with 2:42 left in the half and the Tigers led by as many as 39 after the break.

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