Memphis 84, UCF 55

Will Barton had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Memphis shot better
than 60 percent most of the second half and the Tigers won their
third straight with a 84-55 victory over Central Florida on Tuesday
night.

Tarik Black added 14 points, connecting on 7 of 8 shots, while
senior Wesley Witherspoon, playing in his final home game, finished
with 15 points.

Chris Crawford added 11 for the Tigers (22-8, 12-3 Conference
USA), who maintained their hold on first place.

Isaiah Sykes led the Knights (20-9, 9-6) with 13 points. Keith
Clanton, UCF’s leading scorer at 15 points a game, was limited to
seven, while Marcus Jordan, who averages 14.5 points a game, had
three, hitting only one of his six shots.

The Knights were hindered by poor shooting most of the night and
18 turnovers. UCF shot 38.8 percent (19 of 49) compared to Memphis’
58.9 percent (33 of 56).