July 18, 2024

Memphis Basketball By The Numbers

- Photo Credits - Madison Penke / Madison Penke Photography

– Photo Credits – Madison Penke / Madison Penke Photography

The 2023 Memphis Men’s Basketball program has been impressive through the eleven games played. With this, this program has accumulated some impressive numbers. Now, we will dive deeper into these numbers.

 1- THE DAVID JONES PHENOMENON

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There’s a reason David Jones is currently one of the most discussed names in college basketball. His unique statistical line – averaging 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game – sets him apart from any other player in the nation. Jones’ scoring consistency has been nothing short of phenomenal, leading the American Athletic Conference (AAC) with seven games of 20-plus points, including a current streak of five straight games. His ability to maintain such a high level of performance is a testament to his relentless work ethic and natural skill. Not just an offensive juggernaut, Jones’ prowess on the defensive end, averaging 2.0 steals per game, further highlights his comprehensive contribution to the team. His superb performances have been instrumental in Memphis’ success and have positioned him as a potential All-American candidate.

5-0, THE QUINERLY FACTOR

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The importance of Jahvon Quinerly to the Memphis team cannot be overstated. As the team’s point guard, Quinerly plays a crucial role in setting the pace and creating opportunities for his teammates. But his impact is most felt when he puts points on the board. The Tigers are undefeated with a 5-0 record when Quinerly scores at least 15 points in a game, underscoring his pivotal role in the team’s offensive output. Quinerly’s ability to step up and deliver when the stakes are high has been invaluable, making him a key figure in Memphis’ successful campaign.

6- DOMINATING THE POWER FIVE

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Memphis’ record against Power Five programs this season clearly indicates the team’s competitive edge. With six victories, Memphis has more wins against Power Five schools than any other team in the nation. Even Marquette, a team known for its tenacity, falls short with five such victories. This accomplishment speaks volumes about the Tigers’ ability to compete with and overcome some of the most formidable basketball programs in the nation. It demonstrates that Memphis can stand toe-to-toe with college basketball’s elite and often come out on top.

7- QUALITY VICTORIES AGAINST QUAD 1 & 2 TEAMS

Memphis’ record against Quad 1 & 2 teams further reinforces their status as one of the top programs in the country. With seven wins against these high-ranking teams, Memphis shares the spotlight with only the No. 1 ranked Purdue. Winning against top-tier teams is a strong testament to the Tigers’ resilience, ability to perform under pressure, and readiness to compete at the highest level. These victories have boosted the team’s confidence and solidified their standing in the eyes of the national pollsters.

7.8 – DANDRIDGE’S BOARD DOMINATION

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Regarding rebounding, Malcolm Dandridge has been the go-to player for Memphis. Over the last four games, Dandridge has averaged an impressive 7.8 rebounds per game, bringing down a total of 31 boards in that period. This four-game stretch marks the highest rebounding total in his career, highlighting his recent surge in form. Dandridge’s rebounding prowess has been a key factor in Memphis’ defensive strength, providing the team with more opportunities to score while limiting the opponent’s chances.

87 – THREE-POINT PROWESS

Memphis’ proficiency from beyond the arc has been a significant factor in their offensive arsenal. So far, the Tigers have scored an incredible 87 three-pointers this season, the most by any Memphis team within the first 11 games since at least the 2010-11 season. This deadly accuracy from long range has given the Tigers a considerable edge in their games, stretching defenses and allowing for more space and opportunities inside the paint.

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As we close, the impressive numbers posted by Memphis across various statistical categories reflect a team that is not only competitive but also dominant in college basketball. From individual player performances to overall team achievements, the Tigers have shown they can compete with and defeat some of the best teams in the nation. As they continue their campaign, fans and analysts alike can look forward to more stellar performances, both from standout players like Jones and Quinerly and the team.

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