Memphis routs Marshall for C-USA title

March 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM

MEMPHIS, March 10 (UPI) -- Joe Jackson scored 19 points Saturday to help Memphis defend its Conference USA tournament championship by trouncing Marshall 83-57.

Jackson had six assists in the blowout and Will Barton posted a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis (26-8).

DeAndre Kane led Marshall (21-13) with 16 points and Damier Pitts scored 12. The Thundering Herd came into the tournament seeded No. 6 and knocked off second-seed Southern Mississippi and third-seeded Tulsa en route to the finals.

The Tigers shot 59.1 percent from the field Saturday while Marshall struggled at 35.5 percent and a meek 8-of-18 from the free throw line. Memphis led 45-27 at the half.

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