March 9, 2012
Box Score |
2012 Conference USA
Men's Basketball Championship
Friday, March 9, 2012
Memphis 83, UCF 52
*Memphis advances to face Marshall in Saturday's championship game (10:30 a.m. CT on CBS). Marshall lost twice to Memphis in the regular season.
*Memphis has advanced to the championship game of the Conference USA Tournament for the seventh time in eight years. The Tigers have won their last five C-USA Tournament Championship games.
*Marshall will be the sixth different team that Memphis has faced in the Championship Game of the C-USA Tournament. The Tigers have defeated UTEP (2011), Tulsa (2009, 2008), Houston (2007), UAB (2006) and lost to Louisville (2005) in the title tilt.
*The 31 point margin of victory is the largest ever in a C-USA Tournament semifinal game.
*Memphis is now 14-0 all-time as a No.1 seed in the C-USA Tournament.
*Memphis has not allowed 60 points in a C-USA Tourney game played at FedExForum in 10 straight games (since Marshall scored 71 in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Tournament).
*Memphis defeated UCF by an average of 30 points in two games at FedExForum this season. The Tigers won, 84-55 on Feb. 28.
*During the Tigers current six-game winning streak their average margin of victory is 22.2.
*The Memphis bench outscored UCF's, 38-13. The Tigers scored 20 points off 14 UCF turnovers, while the Knights scored just 3 points off 10 Memphis miscues.