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COL BKB: Memphis 77, Tulsa 51

March 15, 2008 at 3:17 PM

MEMPHIS, March 15 (UPI) -- Antonio Anderson's 19 points Saturday helped third-ranked Memphis rout Tulsa 77-51 for the Conference USA Tournament championship on its home court.

Memphis clearly out-classed its weaker, seventh-seeded opponent by grabbing a 21-6 advantage and never letting up.

During the opening Memphis surge, Tulsa made only one of 10 shots and faced a 42-13 hole at halftime.

The top-seeded Tigers, playing the event at FedEx Arena, their home court, grabbed their third straight tournament title.

Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 16 points and reserve Jeff Robinson added 11 for the Tigers, who registered their 42nd straight victory against a CUSA foe.

A big factor was Memphis making 11 of 22 three-pointers.

Jerome Jordan led Tulsa (20-13) with 17 points and nine rebounds.

Ben Uzoh had 13 points and three rebounds for the Golden Hurricane, which had recorded back-to-back overtime victories over Alabama-Birmingham and Texas-El Paso to get to the final.

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