Memphis topples No. 1 Houston; Hardaway back to NCAA tourney

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kendric Davis scored 31 points and Memphis held on to beat No. 1 Houston 75-65 in the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game. DeAndre Williams had 16 points and 13 rebounds for coach Penny Hardaway and the 26-8 Tigers, who got the league’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Houston played without AAC player of the year Marcus Sasser, who strained his groin in the first half of Saturday’s semifinal game. The 31-3 Cougars were already set for the NCAA tourney. J’Wan Roberts had 12 points and 20 rebounds for Houston. Jamal Shead had 15 points on 3-of-14 shooting.

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