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Crawford, No. 20 Tigers roll 85-74 in C-USA semis


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Conference USA Tournament
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Updated: 3/15/2013 10:55 pm Published: 3/15/2013 10:52 pm


TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Chris Crawford scored 30 points while connecting on eight 3-pointers to set new career highs in both categories for the second straight game, D.J. Stephens had 10 points and 10 rebounds after attending his grandmother's funeral earlier in the day and No. 20 Memphis reached the Conference USA championship by beating Tulsa 85-74 Friday night.

Crawford had three 3-pointers from the right wing during a 14-4 run that put the top-seeded Tigers (29-4) in control midway through the second half after Tulsa had erased an 11-point deficit to take the lead just after halftime.

Crawford's third 3 during the stretch made it 61-46 with 9:57 to play, and he hit two more during a 10-0 burst later on that prevented the fifth-seeded Golden Hurricane (17-15) from making another comeback.

Senior Scottie Haralson led Tulsa with 25 points and 12 rebounds in his final game.

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