Memphis 67 at UCF 68

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Clanton lifts Central Florida over Memphis 68-67
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Keith Clanton’s three-point play with 4 seconds to go lifted Central Florida over Memphis 68-67 Wednesday night and gave the Knights their first victory over the Tigers in 11 meetings.

Clanton finished with 23 points and Marcus Jordan added 20 for UCF (14-4, 4-1 Conference USA).

Will Barton had 24 points and Chris Crawford scored 12 for the Tigers (12-6, 3-1).

Jordan’s driving layup with 1:21 left, the Knights’ first field goal in more than eight minutes, put UCF up 65-64.

Memphis backup Joe Jackson just beat the shot clock with a 3-pointer to give the Tigers a 67-65 lead with 42 seconds to play, but they couldn’t hang on.

UCF started the second half with a 13-3 run to push a 3-point halftime lead to 54-41after Josh Crittle’s turnaround jumper with 16:01 left.

Memphis responded with11 straight points and eventually led 64-63 on Crawford’s foul-line jumper with 4:11 remaining.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Memphis
Will Barton Will Barton
10-15,  24 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists
 UCF
Keith Clanton Keith Clanton
9-12,  23 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists

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