Goodwin has 20, No. 15 Memphis tops SE Missouri St
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)
Goodwin made 10 of 12 shots and had eight rebounds as the Tigers (8-2) recovered from Tuesday night's 77-75 loss to No. 16 Florida at Madison Square Garden.
Geron Johnson finished with 10 points for Memphis. The Tigers shot 50 percent despite going 2 of 17 from outside the arc.
Southeast Missouri stayed close to the Tigers and still was within seven points with under 8 minutes left before the Tigers finally broke away.
The Redhawks had 19 turnovers that led to 24 Memphis points. The Tigers, meanwhile, limited their turnovers to eight.
Jackson hit all six of his foul shots and had 12 points by halftime as Memphis took a 38-30 lead. The Tigers made only one of eight 3-point tries before the break.
The Tigers unleashed their press early in the second half, leading to a couple of turnovers and a 10-point Memphis lead.
The Redhawks continued to hang in. Cleveland scored seven straight Southeast Missouri points during one stretch to keep the game close.
Memphis put together a 7-0 run to take a 14-point lead with 6:04 left.