Burrell, Nichols lead Memphis past NC Central 81-47
Burrell and Nichols combined to make 10 of 19 field goals as Memphis (4-4) shot 51.7 percent (30 of 58) overall.
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.