11:30 AM ET, March 12, 2011
Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX
Joe Jackson sinks FTs with 7 seconds left to help Memphis rally past UTEP
EL PASO, Texas -- Two years after John Calipari left town, Memphis is back in the NCAA tournament.Joe Jackson made two free throws with 7 seconds left and the Tigers rallied past UTEP 67-66 on Saturday to win the Conference USA championship and an automatic bid to the NCAAs.
Memphis Has Tiger Blood
With 6:12 remaining in the game, Memphis was down 12. The Tigers then rattled off a 17-4 run to stun UTEP and earn a trip to the NCAA tournament.
Conference USA Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-52 (.423)||25-54 (.463)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-18 (.444)||7-18 (.389)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-23 (.652)||9-16 (.563)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (1/0)||20 (1/0)|