MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Memphis wasted little time getting back on track.
Freshman Sean Banks scored 25 points and Antonio Burks added 12 as No. 23 Memphis posted an easy 83-56 triumph over Conference USA foe Texas Christian.
Memphis (21-5, 12-3 C-USA) had an 11-game winning streak snapped on Saturday with a loss at Louisville. But the Tigers remained unbeaten in nine all-time meetings with the Horned Frogs by closing the opening half of this contest with an 18-7 burst.
Banks had six points and Burks four in the spurt, which left the Tigers with a 32-19 edge at the half. The game was the last at home for Burks, a Memphis native who stayed home and enjoyed a stellar four-year career.
"It was a good performance," Memphis coach John Calipari said. "I was really, really pleased with our first half defense. I just thought it was as good as we have played all year."
Rodney Carney, who was battling a right ankle injury, added 22 points for Memphis, which is 15-0 at home this season. The Tigers moved one-half game ahead of Cincinnati in the conference and close the season on the road against the Bearcats on Saturday.
"We were scrappy today," Calipari said. "We were scrappy today. We were active."
Chudi Chinweze led Texas Christian (11-15, 7-8) with 16 points.
"We are going to compete, but when it comes down to execution, the atmosphere has an effect on a young team," TCU coach Neil Dougherty said.
Memphis scored 11 of the game's first 15 points but the Horned Frogs were within 14-12 following a jumper by Aaron Curtis with 7:54 to go in the half.
TCU opened the second half with an 11-2 run, drawing within 34-30 on a basket by Corey Santee, but Arthur Barclay had baskets 26 seconds apart to push the lead to eight.
Memphis made 10-of-18 3-point attempts while TCU was 3-of-16 from the arc.