Thursday, August 18, 2011

Memphis Lady Tigers Wins 69-66 Over Rome All-Stars to Kick Off Italian Tour

ROME, Italy - - The Memphis women's basketball came back from a 29-20 halftime deficit and then used a Jasmine Lee bucket and a Brittany Carter triple with 13 seconds left to upend the host Rome All-Star squad in game one of the four-game tour in Italy Wednesday.

Memphis opened the game on a 6-0 run before the veteran All-Star squad took the lead at 10-9 off a three-point field goal. The Rome All-Stars would get after Memphis in transition to build the lead to 17-11 at the end of the first quarter and 29-20 at the half.

The Tiger defense stepped it up in the third quarter, forcing multiple back-to-back trips with turnovers that Memphis turned in to points on the other end. Nicole Dickson started the third quarter shooting three-for-three, eventually finishing with 14 points.

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