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.