TCU 61, Memphis 59

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—Corey Santee hit a running 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining to lift TCU to a 61-59 victory over Memphis on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs (12-5, 2-1 Conference USA) persevered despite shooting 33.3 percent and squandering a 12-point second-half lead.

Memphis (9-8, 2-1) had won two straight, but also struggled from the field, shooting 34.6 percent for the game. The Tigers, who trailed 30-21 at the half, rallied behind Sean Banks.

Banks, who had 13 points, triggered a 21-8 run to give the Tigers a 53-52 lead. Banks, a preseason Wooden Award candidate relegated to second-team duty since late December, scored 12 points during the run.

Duane Erwin hit two free throws with 2:24 left to give Memphis a 56-54 lead, but an errant pass by Banks a minute later led to a three-point play by Nile Murry to make it 58-56 with 1:21 left.

Erwin tied it with a 15-foot jumper with 1:07 left to set up the dramatic finish.

The Tigers had an opportunity on their final possession, but guard Anthony Rice—playing with a broken nose sustained in Thursday’s win over Marquette— missed a three-point attempt with 7 seconds left.

Santee, who finished with 13 points, took the inbound pass, dashed up court and hit the game-winning shot.

The Horned Frog bench received a technical foul for leaving the bench area and celebrating prematurely.

Banks hit 1 of 2 free throws, but Memphis couldn’t get a shot off in the final 0.2 seconds.

TCU, which had never beaten Memphis in nine previous meetings, fell behind 5-0 before going on a 17-5 lead to take control of the game until the closing minutes.

Nile Murry scored 17 points for TCU, while Rodney Carney added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
N. Murry N. Murry
4-12,  17 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
R. Carney R. Carney
6-18,  14 Pts
10 Rebs, 2 Assists

Team Stat Leaders