Memphis 66, Southern Miss. 63
Joe Jackson scored 15 points and helped seal Memphis’ 66-63
victory over Southern Mississippi with two key free throws in the
quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament Thursday.
Fourth-seeded Memphis will now face eighth-seeded East Carolina
(18-14) in the semifinals Friday.
The Tigers (23-9) had four players in double digits, as Jackson
was joined by Antonio Barton with 12 points and Charles Carmouche
and Will Barton with 10 each.
The fifth-seeded Golden Eagles (22-9) stayed in the game thanks
to R.L. Horton, who had 19 points. D.J. Newbill scored 14 and Gary
Memphis led 64-59 before Ahyaro Phillips scored twice for
Southern Miss to cut it to 64-63 with 12 seconds left. Then Jackson
hit his free throws.