Memphis gets out to early lead, then coasts to win over Austin Peay

Posted: December 15, 2006

Chris Douglas-Roberts scored a career-high 28 points on 10-for-12 shooting, leading No. 19 Memphis to an 88-63 victory over visiting Austin Peay last night.

Douglas-Roberts, a sophomore guard, also was 8-for-10 from the line and had five assists for Memphis (8-2). The Tigers shot 62 percent from the field.

Doneal Mack, Jeremy Hunt and Kareem Cooper added 11 points each, and Joey Dorsey finished with 11 rebounds.

Derek Wright led Austin Peay (3-5) with 18 points.

Memphis scored the game's first 10 points and built a 22-2 lead.

In other games:

* At Brevard, Jeremy Clayton scored 17 points, leading Appalachian State (6-3) to a 93-53 rout.

* At Central Connecticut, Evan Harris scored 20 points to help Harvard (6-4) rally from an 18-point deficit and win, 72-65.

In a women's game:

* At Louisville, Angel McCoughtry's 25 points and 18 rebounds led the No. 16 Cardinals (10-0) over Cincinnati, 67-62, in the Big East opener for both.

Noteworthy

* Preseason Big East player of the year Aaron Gray, a senior center from Emmaus, did not practice for Pittsburgh because of a flulike illness, leaving his status in doubt for tomorrow's game at No. 7 Wisconsin. *

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