Texas-El Paso vs Memphis

Memphis 65, UTEP 47


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Joe Jackson scored 17 points and Tarik Black had a double-double to lead Memphis over UTEP 65-47 in the Conference USA tournament Thursday night.

Jackson tallied five of the Tigers 15 steals, and Memphis (24-8) held UTEP to 34-percent shooting (17 of 50).

UTEP scored 10 of the game's first 12 points, before Memphis mounted its comeback.

Trailing 20-17 with 6:46 left, the Tigers finished the first half on a 14-6 run.

Leading 30-26 at halftime Memphis opened the second half with an 11-4 spurt and led 42-30 with 16:03 remaining on Ferrakohn Hall's free throws.

Black had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the top-seeded Tigers, who play in the semifinals Friday night. Memphis, which lost to UTEP 60-58 on Feb. 18 in the teams' only other meeting, has won five straight and 18 of its last 21.

John Bohannon led the eighth-seeded Miners (15-17) with 15 points.

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Texas-El Paso (15-17)262147
Memphis (24-8) «313465
TXEP:J. Bohannon 15 Pts
TXEP:J. Bohannon 9 Reb
TXEP:M. Perez 3 Ast
MEM:J. Jackson 17 Pts
MEM:T. Black 13 Reb
MEM:C. Crawford 7 Ast

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Texas-El Paso Miners
M. Perez, G403-120-12306
J. Washburn, F392-100-05125
J. Bohannon, C377-141-191415
J. Streeter, G341-58-1051411
G. McCulley, G-F140-30-04150
C. Lang, F243-52-86048
C. Cooper, G121-10-00202
K. Perry, F10-00-00010
T. Tafoya, GDid Not Play
D. Campbell, GDid Not Play
T. Jacobs, GDid Not Play
M. Moore, FDid Not Play
D. Nelson, G-FDid Not Play
J. Ragland, G-FDid Not Play
H. Vint, CDid Not Play
Totals 17-5011-203192047
Memphis Tigers
T. Black, F365-75-9131415
C. Crawford, G365-110-057211
J. Jackson, G356-124-724217
W. Barton, G302-92-23347
F. Hall, F140-23-44103
W. Witherspoon, G-F211-52-33124
A. Barton, G112-40-00124
D. Stephens, G-F91-20-01012
A. Thomas, G-F81-20-01012
S. Simpson, FDid Not Play
C. Carmouche, GDid Not Play
P. Laird, GDid Not Play
C. Holt, GDid Not Play
H. Tsafack, FDid Not Play
T. Draper, GDid Not Play
Totals 23-5416-2533181865
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Utah Valley12-319-12
New Mex. St.12-426-10
Grand Canyon10-615-15
Chicago St.8-813-19
UT-Pan Am5-119-23

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Old Dominion9-718-18
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
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UConn 55 Final
Syracuse 58
K-State 74 Final
Baylor 82
PSU 58 Final
Indiana 75
GTOWN 70 Final
Cincinnati 72
Boise St 62 Final
Tx A&M 66 Final
Kansas 83
Louisville 84 Final
Okla St 70 Final
Missouri 88
S Florida 53 Final
ND 57
Texas 71 Final
Iowa St 65
Wyoming 48 Final