How did Emoni Bates, Jalen Duren do in Memphis Tigers basketball season opener? Highlights, stats for 5-star freshmen

Memphis Tigers basketball has high expectations and a star-studded freshman class for the 2021-22 season, including freshmen phenoms Jalen Duren and Emoni Bates.

The pair and the rest of the Tigers opened the season on Tuesday against Tennessee Tech at FedExForum. Memphis won the season opener 89-65. Take a look at the highlights below.

Memphis Tigers center Jalen Duren celebrates his dunk against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles during their game at FedExForum on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

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Jalen Duren's first college points

Emoni Bates' first college points

Duren hammers one home

Emoni Bates' step back 3-pointer

Lester Quinones 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer

First half stats

Emoni Bates: 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting (all from 3), 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a turnover in 15 minutes

Jalen Duren: 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 turnover in 16 minutes

Full game stats

Emoni Bates: 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting (4-of-7 from 3), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 2 turnovers in 30 minutes (+17 on the floor)

Jalen Duren: 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 blocks, 3 turnovers in 31 minutes (+33 when on the floor)

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis Tigers basketball vs. Tennessee Tech: Emoni Bates, Jalen Duren game highlights