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).