UCF vs Memphis

Memphis coasts into C-USA final

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Wesley Witherspoon scored 15 points, Tarik Black added 13 and top-seeded Memphis coasted into the finals of the Conference USA tournament with an 83-52 victory over Central Florida on Friday night.

Memphis (25-8) was never threatened after the first 10 minutes, steadily building its lead through the second half. The advantage eventually reached 38 before Memphis coach Josh Pastner began emptying his bench with reserves.

Will Barton and Joe Jackson added 10 apiece for Memphis, which won its sixth straight.

The fourth-seeded Knights (22-10) were led by 11 points from Isaiah Sykes, who was 4 of 6 from the field.

In Saturday's final, Memphis will face sixth-seeded Marshall, which defeated Southern Mississippi 73-62 in the other semifinal game earlier Friday.

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Scoreboard
UCF (22-10)223052
Memphis (25-8) «364783
UCF:I. Sykes 11 Pts
UCF:A. Rompza 7 Reb
UCF:A. Rompza 3 Ast
MEM:W. Witherspoon 15 Pts
MEM:W. Barton 7 Reb
MEM:W. Barton 6 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
UCFMemphis
UCF
Isaiah Sykes
MEM
Will Barton
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
11701076
UCF Knights
A. Rompza, G381-83-47345
M. Jordan, G302-63-63149
K. Clanton, F262-51-21245
I. Sykes, G-F264-63-670511
J. Crittle, F-C244-91-12149
T. Spurlock, F181-44-41026
P. Gaynor, F131-31-21033
K. Wilson, F111-42-24034
R. Days, G-F70-30-02000
W. Martin, F50-00-21000
B. Horodyski, G20-00-00000
Totals 16-4818-292972952
 33.3%62.1% 
Memphis Tigers
W. Barton, G313-103-476310
T. Black, F304-65-651213
J. Jackson, G253-44-622310
C. Crawford, G232-43-45348
F. Hall, F152-60-02144
W. Witherspoon, G-F253-68-1051315
A. Barton, G184-80-13209
A. Thomas, G-F122-70-02125
C. Holt, G61-23-43016
S. Simpson, F50-00-01030
H. Tsafack, F51-21-11013
P. Laird, G20-00-00000
T. Draper, G20-00-00000
D. Stephens, G-F10-00-00000
C. Carmouche, GDid Not Play
Totals 25-5527-3636172683
 45.5%75.0% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Temple14-421-1259
SMU13-525-513
Houston12-622-1088
Cincinnati12-622-1148
Tulsa12-620-1258
UConn11-725-1132
Memphis8-1019-15139
UCF6-1212-18219
E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
Other games
UMass 77 Final
Temple 71
Iowa 75 Final
Mich St 92
MD 69 Final
NC 85
LSU 51 Final
Kentucky 60
Indiana 71 Final
Wisc 79
Alabama 63 Final
Florida 66
Minn 69 Final
Michigan 73
VT 56 Final
DUKE 60
Cincinnati 71 Final
Syracuse 68
Baylor 81 Final
Kansas 72
Purdue 71 Final
Ohio St 88
Colo St 69 Final
SDSU 79
Miami-FL 71 Final
Florida St 82
Louisville 64 Final
ND 50
Texas 67 Final
Missouri 81
N Mexico 72 Final
UNLV 67