“I’m very proud of a young team coming out against a veteran team and basically growing up right before our eyes,” coach Penny Hardaway told reporters. “I couldn’t have been more proud of everything that happened. Wing Lester Quinones, who was scoring 10.3 points in 25 minutes per game, has been diagnosed with a broken right hand and is expected to miss at least a month recovering from the injury, according to the Daily Memphian.That means No. 16 Memphis (5-1) will have to face N.C. State (5-1) on Thanksgiving Day at 4 p.m. without both Quinones and 7-1 freshman star James Wiseman, who is serving a 12-game NCAA suspension and will not return — barring a successful appeal cutting into that penalty — until Jan. 12.MORE: Rival coaches team up for anti-cancer TV campaignIf Quinones takes six weeks to return, he would likely be back for a Jan. 4 home game against Georgia.This is a crucial period for Memphis, whose schedule includes road games against UAB (Dec. 7) and Tennessee (Dec. 14). The Tigers also open American Conference play Dec. 30 at home against surprising Tulane.The good news is the Tigers managed to defeat Ole Miss at FedEx Forum with neither of them playing a crucial role. Freshman big Precious Achiuwa filled the void along the baseline with 25 points and 11 rebounds, and forward D.J. Jeffries delivered 23 points and 2 blocks. Backup guard Alex Lomax, taking over many of the minutes Quinones left behind, scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and passed for seven assists. If you glance at the individual statistics summary for the 2019-20 Memphis Tigers, you will see they currently include four players averaging double-figure scoring.This, however, depends on one’s definition of “currently.” Because only two of them are currently available to play. “We had our bumps and bruises but, for the most part … the big-time plays we made at the beginning of the game, in the middle of the game, at the end of the game — especially after Lester got hurt and couldn’t come back — the troops rallied and pulled a huge win out.”Quinones’ scoring average does not accurately reflect his performance to date because he played only nine minutes in Saturday’s victory over Ole Miss before being injured. Take out his 2-point effort in that abbreviated appearance, and Quinones has been worth 12 points a game. Prior to the injury, he was leading the Tigers in minutes played.He was the top scorer in consecutive games against Oregon (16 points) and Alcorn State (21).