TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Chris Crawford set career-highs with 24 points and six 3-pointers, Adonis Thomas scored 17 points and No. 20 Memphis beat Tulane 81-68 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.
The top-seeded Tigers (28-4) took control by scoring the final 14 points of the first half, with Crawford hitting a pair of 3-pointers and then soaring for a right-handed dunk on a fast break to finish it off and make it 44-27. D.J. Stephens also had a two-handed slam and a putback during the big burst.
Josh Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead eighth-seeded Tulane (19-14), which could never get closer than 10 in the second half.
Memphis, trying to win its seventh Conference USA tournament in eight years, won its 22nd straight game in the series between the two teams.