Not since the time Eddie Gilbert ran over Jerry Lawler in the parking lot have I seen such a stylish mugging take place in Memphis, no. 16 Texas withstanding a 17-4 2nd half run by the home Tigers, en route to a 69-58 victory. The Longhorns’ P.J. Tucker scored 24 points, along with gathering 13 rebounds in a poised performance that was in marked contrast to Texas’ recent blowout losses to Duke and Tennesse.
On a day in which LaMarcus Alrdrige (shown scoring 2 of his 12 points above) fouled out and Brad Buckman (1 for 11 from the field) couldn’t be relied upon, Tucker and Daniel Gibson (18 points) came up big in hostile surroundings, handing Memphis their 2nd defeat of the season (their only other loss coming at the hands of Duke, currently stomping on the throat of Bucknell on ESPN).