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No. 11 Memphis Tigers vs. St. Louis Billikens basketball video highlights, final score

The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team meets the St. Louis Billikens in a non-conference contest on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Memphis defeated St. Louis 90-74.

The SLU Billikens went to 3-1 overall. The Memphis Tigers, ranked No. 11 in The Associated Press poll, improved to 3-0 overall.

Here are the top plays from the game.

Memphis’ Emoni Bates deep 3-pointer

Memphis forward Emoni Bates hit a deep 3-pointer with 14:22 left in the second half. He put Memphis up 58-37 vs. St. Louis.

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Memphis’ Tyler Harris 3-pointer

Memphis Tigers guard Tyler Harris hit a left-wing 3-pointer with 1:56 left in the first half. Harris’ basket put Memphis up 35-23 vs. St. Louis.

Memphis’ Jalen Duren dunk

Memphis Tigers center Jalen Duren dunked on a lob pass from Alex Lomax with 10:15 left

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How ‘Jimmermania’ started, and what Jimmer Fredette learned from the iconic 2010-11 BYU basketball season

The crowd roared every time Jimmer Fredette tickled the twine with his patented jump shot.

It was Jan. 26, 2011, and the No. 9 BYU Cougars were hosting the undefeated No. 4 San Diego State Aztecs, a team that featured future NBA champion Kawhi Leonard. The game was deemed the most anticipated in the history of the Mountain West Conference due to the respective star power of Fredette and Leonard. ESPN reported at the time that tickets to the Marriott Center had been sold out for a week.

Fredette ended the game with 43 points and 5-of-8 shooting from the 3-point line. He played all but one minute. His scoring output accounted for 60% of BYU’s total in the 71-58 win.

Fredette walked onto the floor that night with plenty of local buzz. He’d had a solid junior season and plenty of impressive moments before beating Leonard and the Aztecs

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NBA Legend Allen Iverson Says He Would’ve Been Better at Football Than Basketball | Bleacher Report

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Allen Iverson is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but he doesn’t even think it was his best sport.

The 11-time NBA All-Star told Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay that he would have been a legend if he stayed with football.

“Not being cocky, not being arrogant, I think—no I know—that I would have been a better player in football than I was in basketball,” Iverson said.

Iverson said that football was his “first love,” joking that he probably would have actually lifted weights if he stuck with the sport.

The Virginia native was a two-sport star growing up, leading Bethel High School to a state football championship while being named the Associated Press Player of the Year in both football and basketball.

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Iverson previously told 

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College basketball recruiting: Jalen Duren commits to Memphis as top recruit reclassifies into 2021 class

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Memphis and Penny Hardaway landed yet another blue-chip talent on Friday night as Jalen Duren, a five-star center from Montverde Academy ranked in the 247Sports Composite as the No. 1 prospect in the 2022 class, picked the Tigers in a commitment ceremony while simultaneously announcing he is reclassifying into the 2021 class. Duren chose Memphis over a final list of suitors that included Kentucky, Miami and the professional route with the G League. 

Duren’s commitment marks the second time in the last four recruiting cycles that Memphis has secured a commitment from a top-two overall recruit in the country under Hardaway. The Tigers also reeled in Memphis native James Wiseman, the No. 1 recruit in the 2019 class, who played in only three games with the Tigers because of eligibility issues. Wiseman was the foundation of Memphis’ top-rated recruiting class in 2019.

It’s possible Duren

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