Memphis hits 3-pointers to beat Houston 69-58

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—Tarik Black scored 16 points and Memphis hit a pair of key 3-pointers down the stretch as the Tigers defeated Houston 69-58 on Tuesday night.

Wesley Witherspoon scored 13 points and had seven rebounds, and Charles Carmouche added 12 points for Memphis (21-7, 9-4 Conference USA), including one of the 3-pointers in the final 3 minutes. Antonio Barton finished with 10 points and also had a key 3-pointer.

Alandise Harris led the Cougars (12-14, 4-9) with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while Zamal Nixon and Maurice McNeil added 11 points apiece.

The victory was the Tigers’ fifth in the last six games as they bounced back from a 67-52 loss at Rice on Saturday.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Houston
Alandise Harris Alandise Harris
6-8,  16 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Memphis
Charles Carmouche Charles Carmouche
4-10,  12 Pts
8 Rebs, 5 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
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