Scores

Final

Memphis 78

(23-8, 13-3 C-USA)

Tulsa 66

(17-13, 10-6 C-USA)

    Coverage: CBS

    12:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    Reynolds Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    1 2 T
    MEM 37 4178
    TULSA 34 3266

    Top Performers

    Memphis: W. Barton 30 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Tulsa: J. Clarkson 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Memphis 78, Tulsa 66

    Associated Press

    TULSA, Okla. -- Will Barton scored 30 points as Memphis won the Conference USA regular-season title Saturday with a 78-66 victory over Tulsa.

    Joe Jackson scored 16 and Wesley Witherspoon 13 for the Tigers (23-8, 13-3), who shot 55 percent (29 of 53) and will open conference tournament play Thursday in Memphis as the top seed.

    Barton passed the 1,000-point milestone for his career. He now has 1,011. He and Witherspoon each grabbed nine rebounds, and Chris Crawford had seven assists.

    Jordan Clarkson's 18 points led the Golden Hurricane (17-13, 10-6), who will have a first-round bye in the tournament. Steven Idlet added 13 and Scotty Haralson 10.

    The Tigers, who have won four straight and eight of nine, led only 37-34 at intermission but blitzed the Golden Hurricane with an 18-3 run to begin the second half and led 55-37 with 15:48 to go. The lead later peaked at 25.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MEM
    TULSA
    Points 78 66
    FG Made-Attempted 29-53 (.547) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 4-9 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 18-27 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 25 0

    2011-12 Season

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