Memphis, the reigning AAC champions, were eliminated by the Wichita State Shockers with a score of 71-65, despite David Jones scoring 24 points.

The Big Picture

The loss marked the end of Memphis's 8-game winning streak against the Shockers, exposing lapses in offensive rhythm and defensive consistency for the Tigers.

By the Numbers
  • Memphis shot 36.2% from the field and 27.6% from three-point range.
  • David Jones led the scoring with 24 points, contributing to half of Memphis's three-pointers.
  • Wichita State shot 34% from beyond the arc, with a 46.7% field goal percentage.
  • The Shockers outrebounded Memphis, with 42 total rebounds compared to Memphis's 37.
Yes, But

Despite individual standout performances, Memphis struggled collectively with missed rotations, offensive execution, and defensive lapses against Wichita State.

State of Play
  • Memphis lost critical momentum early and failed to recover, trailing by double digits for a significant part of the game.
  • The Tiger's attempted comeback fell short due to missed opportunities and an inability to contain the Shockers' offensive and defensive strategies.
What's Next

With this defeat ending their season at 22-10, Memphis faces the reality of a challenging offseason as they regroup without a chance at March Madness.

Bottom Line

Memphis's elimination by Wichita State highlights the team's struggles in maintaining consistency and adapting under pressure, signifying a challenging road ahead for the program's offseason rebuilding.