Friday, March 09, 2001

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Memphis 71, Marquette 64

The Associated Press

        LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kelly Wise scored 16 points, including a decisive three-point play with 45.5 seconds left, as Memphis beat Marquette 71-64 Thursday night to advance to a semifinal game today against Cincinnati.

        Shamel Jones also had 16 and Earl Barron scored 11 for fourth-seeded Memphis (17-13).

        Brian Wardle scored 25 but was the only double-figure scorer for Marquette (15-14), the league's lowest-scoring team.

        The Tigers never trailed, but Marquette almost came back from a 15-point deficit in the second half.

        Memphis led 22-19 after Wardle's three-point play with 6:04 left in the first half. The Tigers answered with a 10-0 run over the next four minutes and took an 11-point lead to halftime.

        They scored the first two baskets of the second half to lead 38-23 before Cordell Henry triggered a 15-2 run with a 3-pointer from the wing.

        The Tigers built the lead back to nine by the nine-minute mark, but Marquette crept to within 51-47 on a 3-pointer by Odartey Blankson and short jumper by Scott Merritt. The Eagles twice cut the deficit to two before Greg Clausen's free throws with 3:07 left tied the game at 57-57.

        The teams traded baskets over the next minute before Wise went up strong for a lay-in and got fouled by Wardle with 45.5 seconds left. Wise sank the ensuing free throw for a 64-61 lead.

        Courtney Trask made two free throws with 31.5 seconds left to extend the lead to five, and Jones sank two more foul shots with 12.4 seconds left to put the game out of reach.

        MARQUETTE (15-14) - Wardle 9-22 3-3 25, Nnamaka 2-7 3-4 7, Mueller 0-0 0-0 0, Blankson 2-6 1-1 6, Henry 3-10 0-0 7, Clausen 3-3 2-2 8, Harris 2-4 1-4 5, Barone 0-1 0-0 0, Merritt 3-3 0-0 6, Sanders 0-0 0-0 0, Duffy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 10-14 64.

        MEMPHIS (17-13) - Forman 1-4 0-0 2, Wise 7-13 2-3 16, Barron 5-7 1-4 11, Chatman 2-4 5-6 10, Moody 4-10 1-1 10, Jones 6-8 4-7 16, Trask 1-5 2-2 4, London 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 26-51 17-25 71.

        Halftime—Memphis 34, Marquette 23. 3-point goals—Marquette 6-19 (Wardle 4-9, Blankson 1-3, Henry 1-4, Barone 0-1, Nnamaka 0-2), Memphis 2-10 (Chatman 1-2, Moody 1-4, Forman 0-1, Trask 0-3). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Marquette 33 (Blankson, Clausen 6), Memphis 30 (Barron, jones, Trask 5). Assists—Marquette 13 (Henry 8), Memphis 10 (Moody 5). Total fouls—Marquette 21, Memphis 17. A—8,602.

        • Charlotte 77, South Florida 74 — Diego Guevara scored 22 points — including seven 3-pointers.

        Guevara fell one 3-pointer shy of his tournament record, set last year in a 76-73 win over UAB. The 49ers (19-10) went 13-of-38 from 3-point range, tying their own tournament record for made 3s and breaking their record for attempts (31), both set last year against UAB.

        Third-seeded Charlotte meets second-seeded Southern Mississippi today.

        South Florida (18-13) - Smith 2-10 1-2 6, Jackson 2-11 1-2 6, Morris 0-1 0-2 0, Waldon 7-12 5-8 21, Kohn 4-14 2-2 13, Reeves 2-4 3-5 7, McDonald 2-7 1-2 5, Sanders 1-1 0-0 2, Bernard 5-5 2-3 12, Baxter 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 25-67 17-28 74.

        Charlotte (19-10) - Jones 0-1 0-0 0, White 4-9 4-7 12, Zimmerman 5-8 1-2 13, Guevara 7-15 1-2 22, Thomas 6-12 4-6 20, Stephens 2-5 1-4 5, Brown 1-4 1-3 3, Johnson 0-2 2-2 2, Reed 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-58 14-26 77.

        Halftime—Charlotte 38, South Florida 28. 3-Point goals—South Florida 7-26 (Smith 1-6, Jackson 1-3, Waldon 2-3, Kohn 3-12, Baxter 0-2), Charlotte 13-38 (White 0-2, Zimmerman 2-5, Guevara 7-14, Thomas 4-10, Stephens 0-2, Brown 0-3, Johnson 0-2). Fouled out—Jones. Rebounds—South Florida 46 (Waldon 9), Charlotte 38 (White 10). Assists—South Florida 17 (Kohn 5), Charlotte 17 (Brown 8). Total fouls—South Florida 23, Charlotte 22. A—N/A.

        • Southern Miss 63, Saint Louis 54 — Vanda rel Jones scored 20 points for Southern Miss.

        SAINT LOUIS (17-14) - Baniak 0-3 0-0 0, Jeffers 5-11 10-15 21, Heinrich 5-8 0-0 10, Perry 2-4 3-5 8, Edwin 0-2 0-0 0, Tatum 4-9 0-1 8, Fisher 1-5 0-0 3, McClain 0-2 0-0 0, Braun 2-5 0-0 4, Sloan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-50 13-21 54.

        SOUTHERN MISS. (22-7) - Thompson 1-4 4-4 6, Wall 2-12 2-2 8, Jones 8-13 4-9 20, Cauthen 0-3 2-2 2, Myles 2-3 0-0 5, Meneses 0-1 0-0 0, Richardson 3-5 7-9 14, Mims 1-5 2-2 4, Carter 0-0 2-2 2, Duncan 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 17-49 25-32 63.

        Halftime—Southern Miss. 33, Saint Louis 25. 3-point goals—Saint Louis 3-7 (Perry 1-1, Fisher 1-2, Jeffers 1-4), Southern Miss. 4-14 (Wall 2-5, Myles 1-2, Richards 1-2, Meneses 0-1, Mims 0-1, Thompson 0-3). Fouled out—Myles. Rebounds—Saint Louis 32 (Jeffers 6), Southern Miss. 42 (Jones 14). Assists—Saint Louis 9 (Jeffers, Tatum 2), Southern Miss. 10 (Richardson, Duncan 2). Total fouls—Saint Louis 25, Southern Miss. 22. A—N/A.

       



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