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Top 25: No. 21 Memphis clinches Conference USA title

Published February 23, 2013 1:23 pm

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Memphis, Tenn. • Chris Crawford and Shaq Goodwin scored 19 points each and No. 21 Memphis claimed its second straight Conference USA regular season title by beating Southern Mississippi 89-73 on Saturday afternoon.

Five Tigers finished in double figures as Memphis (24-3, 13-0 Conference USA) won its 18th straight. D.J. Stephens scored 16 points, and, like Goodwin, was 6 of 7 from the field, while Joe Jackson had 15 points. Adonis Thomas scored 12 for Memphis, which shot 50 percent for the game, including 46 percent from outside the arc.

Dwayne Davis, who carried Southern Mississippi (21-7, 10-3) in the first half, finished with 28 points, while Jerrold Brooks added 16 points, including 11 after halftime.

Jonathan Mills scored 11 for Southern Mississippi, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.