Martin scores 25, leads Memphis past South Florida 86-74
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jeremiah Martin had 25 points and a season-high nine assists to lead Memphis to an 86-74 victory over South Florida on Wednesday night.
Memphis (14-8, 5-4 American Conference) rebounded from a two-game skid, including a 14-point loss to No. 8 Cincinnati on Saturday. South Florida (8-15, 1-9) has lost nine of its last 10.
Martin made three 3-pointers, was 8 of 18 from the field, and added three steals, three blocks and five rebounds. Kyvon Davenport and Jamal Johnson had 18 points apiece, with Davenport matching a season-best with 11 rebounds.
David Collins scored 21 points and Payton Banks had 16 to lead South Florida.
The Tigers stretched their 10-point halftime lead with an 18-8 run for a 60-40 lead with 10 minutes left. The Bulls cut the deficit to 10 points, but didn’t get closer.