NCAA Basketball

South Florida Bulls (10-22)


Sun. 2/18 Sat. 2/24 Thu. 3/1 Sun. 3/4 Thu. 3/8
@ Tulsa 
L 61-73
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vs. Tulane 
L 68-79
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@ Mem 
W 75-51
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vs. SMU 
W 65-54
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@ Mem 
L 77-79
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Davenport scores 27 as Memphis holds of South Florida 79-77

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Kyvon Davenport scored 27 points with nine rebounds and Memphis held off a late-game push from South Florida for a 79-77 win on Thursday in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

No. 5 seed Memphis (20-12) advances to meet fourth-seeded Tulsa (19-11) in Friday's quarterfinals. The Tigers have won six of the last seven, including an upset of then-No. 23 Houston.

USF (10-22) was seeded 12th and had won just three games in conference, but one was a 75-51 drubbing of Memphis a week ago. Stephan Jiggetts swished an open 3-pointer from the wing and USF, which had trailed by 15 midway through the second half, was within 79-76 with 19.7 seconds remaining. Jiggetts missed a potential game-tying trey as time was running out, but Justin Brown was fouled on the rebound with 0.7 seconds showing.

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Leaders
Points: S. Jiggetts12.5
Rebounds: M. Martin4.7
Assists: S. Jiggetts3.3
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Collins71.7%
3P%: S. Jiggetts39.9%
Steals: P. Banks1.2
Blocks: M. Martin0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
6 Cincinnati 16-2 31-5
21 Houston 14-4 27-8
16 Wichita State 14-4 25-8
Tulsa 12-6 19-12
Memphis 10-8 21-13
UCF 9-9 19-13
Temple 8-10 17-16
Connecticut 7-11 14-18
SMU 6-12 17-16
Tulane 5-13 14-17
East Carolina 4-14 10-20
South Florida 3-15 10-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 63.3 (344)
Rebounds: 9.7 (221)
Assists: 11.8 (305)
FG%: 41.8% (314)
FT%: 72.3% (139)
3P%: 36.1% (108)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.6 (130)
Rebounds: 23.6 (291)
Assists: 14.2 (244)
FG%: 45.1% (246)
FT%: 68.1% (23)
3P%: 33.0% (77)
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