El Paso, TX (Sports Network) - Chris Crawford scored 15 points and Adonis
Thomas added 11 points and nine boards as No. 25 Memphis held on for a 56-54
win over UTEP on Tuesday.
The Tigers (26-4, 14-0 C-USA) led 56-51 following Tarik Black's slam with 2:21
Cedrick Lang cut the deficit to 56-53 with a pair of free throws 30 seconds
later. Following a Thomas miss, Jacques Streeter was fouled by Black with 52
seconds left, but missed the subsequent free throws.
Crawford's layup with 20 seconds left was blocked, giving the Miners one last
chance to tie the game. Following a timeout, C.J. Cooper pulled out from well-
beyond the arc, but was inexplicably fouled by Black.
Cooper, though, missed the first free then sunk the second before
intentionally missing the third in an attempt to get the rebound and tie the
game. Black, though, grabbed the rebound and was fouled immediately.
Black missed the front end of a one-and-one but a pair of UTEP players knocked
the ball out of bounds with just over two seconds left.
Geron Johnson tossed the ball near halfcourt, but Streeter picked off the pass
and dribbled alone toward the basket before hoisting a desperation heave.
Streeter's shot didn't fall at the buzzer as Memphis remained perfect in
conference play this season.
Julian Washburn led the Miners (16-13, 9-6) with 19 points and Cedrick Lang
added 10 points and seven boards in the setback.
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