Memphis 76, SMU 63

Elliot Williams scored 16 points, and Roburt Sallie and Wesley

Witherspoon added 15 apiece, helping Memphis defeat Southern

Methodist 76-63 on Saturday night.

The Tigers (20-7, 10-2 Conference USA) relied on a barrage of

3-pointers to build an early lead, then used the long-range

shooting to keep the Mustangs at bay as they made a second-half

run.

After trailing 58-35 with 13:49 left, SMU cut the lead to eight,

66-58, with 3:11 left. Witherspoon, Sallie and D.J. Stephens each

made a pair of free throws and Sallie hit a 3-pointer to push the

lead back to 17 points, 75-58, with 1:05 to play.

Willie Kemp had 10 points for Memphis, while Witherspoon added

eight rebounds and six assists.

Mouhammad Faye led SMU (12-14, 5-7) with 18 points. Derek

Williams and Robert Nyakundi scored 11 apiece and Papa Dia had 10

points and 11 rebounds.