COL BKB: Memphis 97, Belmont 81

Nov. 15, 2011 at 8:16 PM

MEMPHIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Will Barton scored 23 points and Wesley Witherspoon added 22 more Tuesday in 10th-ranked Memphis' 97-81 season-opening win over Belmont.

Witherspoon went 11-of-11 from the floor, including 3-for-3 from 3-point range.

Joe Jackson added 20 points with seven assists for the Tigers (1-0), who led by as many as 18 at 70-52 with 12:18 left in the game. Adonis Thomas added 12 points off the bench for Memphis.

The Bruins (0-2) were led by J.J. Mann with 18 points and Ian Clark with 16.

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