MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Joe Jackson scored 18 points and Shaq Goodwin added 14 as No. 20 Memphis used a late second half rally to defeat Central Florida 76-70 on Wednesday night.
The Tigers (19-5, 8-3 American Athletic Conference) crafted a 15-2 run in the latter stages of the second half to break open a tight game.
Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon finished with 10 points each for Memphis.
Tristan Spurlock led the Knights (9-13, 1-10) with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Isaiah Sykes scored 14 points. Kasey Wilson scored 10 as Central Florida lost its ninth straight.
The 15-2 rally took the Memphis lead to 68-54 when Dixon hit two free throws with 2:13 left.
The Knights chipped away at the advantage in the final 2 minutes, but it was too large for them to threaten down the stretch.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Michigan vs. Northwestern Pick Michigan and Northwestern both will look to improve their conference standing when they meet up tonight at...
Thumbnail Arkansas vs. Florida Pick Following a big loss this past weekend, will No. 12 Florida bounce back tonight when it hosts Arkansas at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State Pick Will Iowa State beat Oklahoma State tonight and cover as a small home favorite at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky Pick Can No. 9 Kentucky pick up a lopsided win when it hosts Vanderbilt tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Ohio State vs. Penn State Pick Which struggling Big Ten team will pick up a needed win tonight when Penn State hosts Ohio State at 8:30PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages