Hot-shooting Memphis beats Central Florida 84-55

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Hot-shooting Memphis beats Central Florida 84-55
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Memphis' Will Barton, right, blocks the shot UCF's Keith Clanton, left, as teammate Wesley Witherspoon …

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Will Barton had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Memphis shot better than 60 percent most of the second half and the Tigers won their third straight with a 84-55 victory over Central Florida on Tuesday night.

Tarik Black added 14 points, connecting on 7 of 8 shots, while senior Wesley Witherspoon, playing in his final home game, finished with 15 points.

Chris Crawford added 11 for the Tigers (22-8, 12-3 Conference USA), who maintained their hold on first place.

Isaiah Sykes led the Knights (20-9, 9-6) with 13 points. Keith Clanton, UCF's leading scorer at 15 points a game, was limited to seven, while Marcus Jordan, who averages 14.5 points a game, had three, hitting only one of his six shots.

The Knights were hindered by poor shooting most of the night and 18 turnovers. UCF shot 38.8 percent (19 of 49) compared to Memphis' 58.9 percent (33 of 56).

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