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Memphis routs UT-Martin

Tue., Nov. 6, 2007

Derrick Rose didn’t take long to adjust to the college game. The highly touted freshman had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in his debut and No. 3 Memphis beat visiting Tennessee-Martin 102-71 on Monday night in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.

Chris Douglas Roberts tied his career high with 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Memphis (1-0).

Lester Hudson had 35 points for Tennessee-Martin (0-1), which gave the Tigers an early scare in the tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer.

Robert Dozier had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Antonio Anderson added 11 points for the Tigers.

Marquis Weddle added eight points for the Skyhawks, who shot 31.2 percent and couldn’t match the speed of Memphis.

The Tigers will play Richmond, which beat Maine 44-42, in the regional final tonight. The winner plays in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15.

•Junior Jon Brockman, restricted by foul trouble much of the game, scored 10 second-half points off the bench to help Washington beat Seattle Pacific 86-77 in an exhibition game. He finished with 18.


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