The Tigers head to ECU and host South Florida on a split week

MEMPHIS, Tennessee. – The Memphis Tigers women’s basketball team will split their week between the road and home when they travel to take on the Pirates of East Carolina on Wednesday night before hosting the Bulls of South Florida on Saturday afternoon.

Memphis (11-8, 3-3 AAC) is coming off its second straight conference win after defeating Temple last Saturday night. madison griggs led the team with 14 points while emani jefferson Y Hanna Riddick combined for 24 points and 18 rebounds. Jefferson would have a career night on the offensive end, recording seven assists during the game and blocking three shots.

As a team, the Tigers lead the conference in free throw attempts per game and free throws made per game, while ranking second in the AAC in offensive rebounds and total rebounds per game.

Jamirah Shutes he currently leads the team with 14.2 points per game, while Griggs has just over 12 points per contest.

East Carolina (14-6, 5-2 AAC) enters Wednesday’s game with the program’s first win inside Charles Koch Arena after earning a 66-57 victory over Wichita State. The Pirates had three players score in double figures, while the team forced the Shockers to commit 27 turnovers.

Danae McNeal leads the team with 16.3 points per game while Amiya Joyner has 9.6 points and just over seven rebounds. As a team, ECU’s aggressive defense sees them force over 26 turnovers per game, a stat that ranks first in the AAC.

Earlier this season, when the Tigers and Pirates met, ECU beat Memphis with a 55-47 victory. A 21-point fourth quarter by East Carolina would give them their first lead since late in the first half, as they shot 63% from the field in the final 10 minutes of the game.

South Florida (18-4, 7-0 AAC) remains one of two teams remaining undefeated in the American Athletic Conference after defeating Houston and Central Florida last week.

In their most recent game, the Bulls pulled off an 83-51 victory over the Knights with 21 points from Elena Tsineke and a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds from Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu.

For the season, Tsineke, Fankam Mendjiadeu, and Sammie Puisis lead the team in scoring, while Fankam Mendjiadeu is averaging a double-double with 12.4 rebounds per game, ranking first in the league.

The Bulls and Tigers met a couple of weeks ago in Tampa, where the USF defense would hold Memphis to just eight points in both the first and third quarters.

Wednesday’s game in Greenville is scheduled for 5 pm CT while Saturday’s game is scheduled for 2 pm inside Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Coverage of both games can be found on ESPN+ and on 98.9 FM The Roar of Memphis with Tyler Springs on the call.

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