FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — D.J. Jeffries came off the bench to gain 17 points to steer Memphis to a 70-62 win over Central Florida in the American Athletic Convention Tournament quarterfinals on Friday evening.
The third-seeded Tigers will face No. 2 seed Houston on Saturday, a rematch of the regular-season finale gained by Houston 67-64 on a half of-court buzzer beater.
DeAndre Williams had 16 points and five assists for Memphis (16-7). His dunk with about three minutes left keep the Tigers up 58-54 and UCF didn’t gain nearer than that the remainder of the method in which.
Boogie Ellis added 12 points. Landers Nolley II had 9 points and 12 rebounds. Lester Quinones had a profession-high 15 rebounds plus 7 points.
Darius Perry had 15 points for the Knights (11-12). Isaiah Adams added 13 points. Brandon Mahan had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Dre Fuller Jr. had a profession-high 11 rebounds plus 7 points.
Darin Green Jr. had simplest 3 points despite coming into the competition as the Knights’ second leading scorer at 12 points per sport. He made 1 of 5 shots, all from behind the three-point arc.
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