Memphis vs. Houston score: Cougars secure second straight AAC Tournament title, seize momentum for Big Dance
Kelvin Sampson's group has overcome injuries to notch yet another championship
Houston added an AAC Tournament title to go with its regular-season crown on Sunday as the No. 1 seed Cougars defeated No. 3 seed Memphis 71-53 to enter the NCAA Tournament with momentum. Fabian White Jr. led Houston with 20 points, and Josh Carlton added 18. The Cougars' defense held Memphis to just 1 of 10 shooting from 3-point range.
The outcome marked some revenge for Houston, which suffered two of its three AAC losses against the Tigers during the regular season. Memphis had won 12 of its past 13 games entering Sunday and was seeking its first AAC Tournament championship since the league was formed for the 2013-14 season. Instead, it's Houston's second straight AAC Tournament title.
At the very least, both teams were destined for at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament, but bragging rights were at stake nonetheless. In the end, a Houston team that has gritted through season-ending injuries to key guards Marcus Sasser and Tramon Mark proved that it is still the league's top dog.
Here is the full breakdown for how things went during the 2022 AAC Tournament.
2021 AAC Tournament schedule, scores
All times Eastern; some start times approximated
First round -- Thursday, March 10
Game 1: No. 8 Cincinnati 74, No. 9 East Carolina 63 | Recap
Game 2: No. 10 Tulsa 73, No. 7 Wichita State 67 | Recap
Game 3: No. 6 UCF 60, No. 11 South Florida 58 | Recap
Quarterfinals -- Friday, March 11
Game 4: No. 1 Houston 69, No. 8 Cincinnati 56 | Recap
Game 5: No. 5 Tulane 69, No. 4 Temple 60 | Recap
Game 6: No. 2 SMU 83, No. 10 Tulsa 58 | Recap
Game 7: No. 3 Memphis 85, No. 6 UCF 69 | Recap
AAC Tournament Championship Game -- Sunday, March 13
Game 10: No. 1 Houston 71, No. 3 Memphis 53 | Recap
Follow below for updates, analysis and highlights throughout the 2022 AAC Tournament title game.