Roburt Sallie picked a good time to turn in the game of his life. The Memphis role player exploded for 35 points as the Tigers rebounded to beat Cal State Northridge, avoiding a shocking first-round upset.
Robert Dozier scored 16 points and Memphis became the first NCAA Division I program to win 30 games in four consecutive seasons Friday by beating Houston 74-49 in the Conference USA tournament semifinals.
There's no doubt Memphis is loaded with talent. Coach John Calipari is trying to figure out exactly what he has as his Tigers face Xavier in the title game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, writes Dana O'Neil.
Chris Douglas-Roberts' layup sparked a 15-2 run that effectively ended any hopes Texas-Arlington had for a momentous upset, and Memphis cruised to a 87-63 victory in the first round of the South Regional on Friday night.