(21) Memphis 87

(3-1, 0-1 away)

Siena 60

(2-5, 1-1 home)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    6:30 PM ET, November 28, 2013

    HP Field House, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    #21MEM 48 3987
    SIE 31 2960

    Top Performers

    Memphis: S. Goodwin 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Siena: B. Bisping 11 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Jackson scores 18, No. 21 Memphis tops Siena 87-60

    Associated Press

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Memphis used a balanced offense to wear down Siena.

    Joe Jackson scored 18 points, Shaq Goodwin had 17 and the 21st-ranked Tigers advanced to the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic by beating Siena 87-60 on Thursday night.

    Michael Dixon Jr. added 16 points for Memphis (3-1).

    "Very happy for the win," coach Josh Pastner said. "We don't take wins for granted. I thought we played hard. Thought we did some good things."

    The Tigers' lone loss this season came against No. 5 Oklahoma State, a game the Cowboys won handily 101-80 on Nov. 19. Memphis could get a rematch in the championship game of this event Sunday if both teams win Friday.

    Siena (2-5) got 11 points from Brett Bisping. Leading scorer Rob Poole (15.5 points per game) was held to six on 3-of-15 shooting.

    "I expected us to compete a little harder than that," Siena coach Jimmy Patsos said. "I thought there were spurts we competed. They're a more talented team than us.

    "I had some guys wake up and realize you have to play at a high, high level. And you have to execute to win. We're trying to win the MAAC in March, and I saw a lot of bad habits that I'm responsible for as the head coach and I will do my best to break."

    After a slow start, Memphis grabbed a 48-31 halftime advantage as Goodwin and Dixon both scored 13 points. Jackson added 12, including a 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

    Lavon Long's layup got Siena to 52-41 just 3 1/2 minutes into the second half.

    Jackson had a three-point play to give the Tigers a 59-41 lead with 15 minutes to go. Dixon extended the advantage to 71-47 on a 3-pointer.

    "My teammates just found me in some spots," Dixon said.

    Siena held two-point leads four times early on, including 8-6 when Bisping scored on a layup.

    Memphis took its first lead, 10-8, on Goodwin's dunk 5 1/2 minutes into the game.

    "The biggest thing is, he's playing above the rim, not at the rim," Pastner said.

    Jackson's first points, on a layup midway through the half, made it 18-12.

    The Tigers went ahead 32-18 when Dixon connected on his second long-range jumper 6 minutes before the break.

    Poole missed his first seven shots before making a layup late in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 87 60
    FG Made-Attempted 33-63 (.524) 25-74 (.338)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-27 (.593) 5-10 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

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