UCF vs Memphis

Memphis coasts into C-USA final

CBSSports.com wire reports
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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
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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