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
Cincinnati0-05-088
SMU0-04-0177
Tulane0-04-053
Wichita St.0-04-011
Temple0-03-01
UCF0-03-054
UConn0-03-099
Houston0-03-1240
Memphis0-02-1195
E. Carolina0-02-2325
So. Florida0-02-2289
Tulsa0-02-3293

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-04-020
Middle Tenn.0-04-131
Old Dominion0-04-133
So. Miss0-02-1294
Western Ky.0-02-1312
UAB0-03-2297
UT-San Antonio0-03-2197
Charlotte0-02-2288
FAU0-02-2260
Marshall0-02-2254
North Texas0-02-2244
FIU0-02-3342
Rice0-01-3278
UTEP0-01-3323
 
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