ASU ends season opening roadtrip at #14 Memphis Wednesday night


The Red Wolves men's basketball team completes their season-opening seven-game road trip on Wednesday when they travel to Memphis to take on the No. 14/15-ranked Tigers at the FedEx Forum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. in Memphis.


No. 14/15 Memphis is undefeated on the season with a 5-0 mark, owning wins past Centenary (104-40), Miami (72-68), Northwestern State (94-79), LSU (70-61) and Tennessee-Martin (102-80). Junior forward Wesley Witherspoon leads the Tigers with 15.4 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game. Freshman guard Joe Jackson ranks second on the team with a 12.0 scoring average and leads the team with 17 assists. Will Barton ranks third on the team with 11.0 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game. Josh Pastner is in his second season as head coach of the Tigers.


Memphis leads the all-time series 31-28 with the Red Wolves and has won 24-11 in Memphis. ASU's last win in the series was on Dec. 16, 1999 when ASU beat the Tigers 84-72 at the Convocation Center. The Red Wolves last win in Memphis was on March 18, 1990 when ASU won 58-57 over UofM. The game was the final game to be played in the Mid-South Coliseum.


Junior forward/center Martavius Adams recorded the first double-double of the year against SEMO this past weekend, scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Adams has scored in double-digits every game this season and leads the team with 14.7 points per game. Adams is also shooting 18-23 from the free-throw line (.783) which ranks third.


ASU picked up its first win of the season with a 56-60 victory at SEMO last Saturday.


Sophomore guard Trey Finn seemed to take over the game at SEMO scoring six points in 51-seconds of action. Finn hit two free-throws, got a defensive rebound on the ensuing possession, they laid the ball in. Finn then stole the ball and converted on a fast-break layup, notching his six points.