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Tigers win regular season opener

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Joe Jackson had 16 points and seven assists as six Memphis players scored in double figures and the 13th-ranked Tigers easily defeated Austin Peay 95-69 on Thursday night.
    
Memphis (1-0) shot 54 percent from the field and its pressing defense forced 22 turnovers by the Governors (1-1).
    
Michael Dixon Jr. was 5 of 7 from the field and scored 15 points for Memphis, while Nick King had 13 points and Geron Johnson and Chris Crawford finished with 11 each. Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds.
    
Ed Dyson scored 11 points to lead the Governors and Zavion Williams and Chris Freeman added 10 each.
    
Memphis had its own turnover problems with 21 in its uptempo approach, but it wasn't nearly as damaging as Austin Peay's. Memphis had 27 points off turnovers, compared to 14 for the Governors.

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