Houston upsets Memphis 66-65 on last-second shot

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TULSA, Okla. (AP)—Aubrey Coleman scored 21 points, including a leaner in the lane with 5 seconds remaining, as Houston upset four-time defending Conference USA tournament champion Memphis 66-65 in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Willie Kemp scored 15 points for No. 2 seed Memphis (23-9), including its final five baskets, all on drives to the right of the hoop. His final shot put Memphis ahead 65-64 with 15.7 seconds left. After Coleman scored, Kemp was called for a double dribble while trying to get off a final shot.

Houston (17-15), the seventh seed, will play Southern Mississippi in the semifinals Friday.

Kelvin Lewis had 13 points, including a 3-pointer that put the Cougars ahead 62-61 with 2:06 left. Maurice McNeil added 10 points and nine rebounds for Houston.

Will Coleman had 14 points and eight rebounds for Memphis.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Houston
Aubrey Coleman Aubrey Coleman
8-21,  21 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Memphis
Will Coleman Will Coleman
6-9,  14 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists

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