Tigers Bounce Back, Stop Tulsa

Cruise past streaking Tulsa, 82-67
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2008 11:58 PM CST
Memphis guard Chris Douglas-Roberts (14) feels the heat from Tulsa forward Calvin Walls (4) and Brett McDade in the first half of a college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The University of Memphis righted the ship last night, beating Tulsa, 82-67. The loss snaps a five-game hot streak for Tulsa, and gives the Tigers a much needed win following the ending of their previously perfect season in a close loss to Tennessee on Saturday. The victory earns Memphis a share of the Conference USA championship, the Commercial Appeal reports.

With a win Saturday against Southern Mississippi, Memphis takes the conference outright. Coming of a loss, the No.2 Tigers proved they are still more than capable of dominating an opponent, racking up a 43-19 lead at the half. Only a late Tulsa rally kept the final score respectable. The Tigers shot 48.4 percent from the field, with five players netting double digit performances, led by Willie Kemp's 14.