May 21, 2024

Lady Tigers Falls To Bowling Green, 73-60, To Close Season

The Memphis women’s Basketball season came to an end on Thursday, when they fell, 73-60, to Bowling Green, in the Super 16 of the WNIT. As we have mentioned in previous work this has been a historic season for this team. The Lady Tigers finish the 2022-2023 season with a 22-11. We will look at some stats from tonight, players who stood out, and put a final ribbon on this season. How did the Lady Tigers do from a stats perspective? Let’s check and see. 

Lady Tigers Statistically Against BGU 

Thursday was a night where Memphis got behind and was never caught. The Tigers would score 14 points in the first quarter while shooting 2/13{15%}, 1/5 {20%} from three, and 9/12 from the free throw line. Memphis would outrebound the Falcons 15/12 in the quarter and trail by one, 15-14, at the end 

The second quarter was when Memphis began their scoring issues. In the second quarter, the Tigers would only score nine points. In this time the Tigers would shoot 4/15 {26%} from the field, 1/3 {33%} from three, and 0/2 {0% from the free throw line. This would be followed by an eight-point third quarter. Memphis would shoot 3/17{17%} from the field, 0/7{ 0%} from deep, and 2/4 { 50|%} from the free throw line. Memphis would commit 10 of their 18 total turnovers for the game during these two quarters and put Memphis in a hole 58-31 headed to the 4th. 

In the fourth quarter, Memphis would make things interesting with 29 points scored. Memphis would shoot 10/20 { 50%} from the field, 5/11 {45%} from deep, and 4/7 {57%} from the free throw line. The Tigers would only commit three turnovers while snatching 10 from the Falcons to assist with their points. Memphis would hold the lead for 3:11 in the 1st quarter of three points with a 12-9 advantage. The Tigers would trail by as many as 30 in this game. 

Who Stood Out 

While this is typically set aside for specific players this will be different. With the season that has been had, this will go to this team. On the season, the Lady Tigers scored a total of 2225 points with an average of 67.4 a game. Furthermore, this team finished with the following shot percentages: Field Goal, 38% with 24 per game, 30% from three with 5.3 per game, and 65% from the free throw line with 14 per game. 

Memphis rebounded the ball extremely efficiently this season. The Tigers finished with 1,435 total rebounds on the season with 43.5 per game. The Tigers finished with 329 assists with an average of 10 per game along with 475 turnovers and 14 per game. This season, the Lady Tigers would finish with 59 steals total and an average of 7/8 per game. 

Attendance is something that has seen incredible growth and the above stats reflect why. The Lady Tigers’ home is Elma Roane Fieldhouse and this season they totaled 15,210 people at their games which comes to a per-game total of 1,014. This is something that will continue with their successful play. 

Final Ribbon On Season

In this program, they have not seen many successful seasons. This team, in 2022, with their play has renewed a sense of respect and dedication to this program. Head coach, Katrina Merriweather, along with a talented group of assistants have made this team a legitimate threat not only in the AAC but nation. Recently two Memphis assistants, Abby Jump, and Kabrina Merriweather, we named to the top 30 under-30 coaches in America. This is a massive honor for the job they have done with this program. This season was historic can they continue their success? We think so, and be sure to stay with us for more coverage this off-season. 

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