College basketball rankings: Memphis, No. 6 in Top 25 And 1, improves to 5-0 with victory vs. Virginia Tech

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The Tigers clamped down to defeat the Hokies in the NIT Season Tip-Off
Landers Nolley led Memphis in scoring last season. This season, five-star freshmen Jalen Duren and Emoni Bates are the Tigers' top two scorers. It's a talented trio — one that, believe it or not, combined to score exactly zero points in the first half of Wednesday night's game against Virginia Tech.

That probably won't happen again all season.

But even more surprising than Nolley, Duren and Bates going scoreless in the opening 20 minutes against the Hokies was the fact that Memphis was still ahead at halftime despite Nolley, Duren and Bates going scoreless in the opening 20 minutes against the Hokies. That was obviously a good sign for the Tigers, all things considered. And even though those three never really got…
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