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
Cincinnati7-017-215
SMU7-117-437
Tulsa5-111-7115
Memphis5-215-577
UCF5-214-596
Houston4-414-770
UConn3-48-11150
Temple1-610-1072
E. Carolina1-69-11237
Tulane1-64-15258
So. Florida0-76-12275

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.7-017-329
La. Tech6-114-6178
Marshall5-212-894
UAB5-212-8120
UT-San Antonio4-29-10294
Old Dominion4-311-8144
UTEP3-35-13339
Rice3-413-7167
Charlotte3-49-9229
Western Ky.3-49-11221
So. Miss3-46-13337
FAU1-65-13334
FIU1-65-15342
North Texas0-76-13307
 
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