NCAA Game Summary - Marshall vs. Memphis
(Saturday, March 10th)
Final Score: Memphis 83, Marshall 57
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Memphis defended its 2011 Conference USA Tournament title with an 83-57 blowout of surprise finalist Marshall on Saturday.
Joe Jackson led all scorers with 19 points while handing out six assists and Will Barton contributed a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds for the top-seeded Tigers (26-8), who have won a record six of the last seven C-USA championships.
Five Memphis players scored in double figures, including Wesley Witherspoon's 11 points and 10 apiece for Ferrakohn Hall and Chris Crawford. The Tigers shot 59.1 percent (26-of-44) from the field.
DeAndre Kane paced the sixth-seeded Thundering Herd (21-13) with 16 points and Damier Pitts added 12. A stunning run in which the unheralded Herd knocked off second seed Southern Miss and third seed Tulsa came to an end.
03/10 14:09:20 ET