Memphis 65, UTEP 47

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 08, 2012
Joe Jackson scored 17 points and Tarik Black had a double-double to lead Memphis over UTEP 65-47 in the Conference USA tournament Thursday night. Jackson tallied five of the Tigers 15 steals, and Memphis (24-8) held UTEP to 34-percent shooting (17 of 50). UTEP scored 10 of the game's first 12 points, before Memphis mounted its comeback. Trailing 20-17 with 6:46 left, the Tigers finished the first half on a 14-6 run. Leading 30-26 at halftime Memphis opened the second half with an 11-4 spurt and led 42-30 with 16:03 remaining on Ferrakohn Hall's free throws. Black had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the top-seeded Tigers, who play in the semifinals Friday night. Memphis, which lost to UTEP 60-58 on Feb. 18 in the teams' only other meeting, has won five straight and 18 of its last 21. John Bohannon led the eighth-seeded Miners (15-17) with 15 points.
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