Tigers ride Crawford into C-USA semifinals

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Tulsa, OK-Hot shooting by Chris Crawford and Adonis Thomas carried the Tigers to an 81-68 win over Tulane in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament in Tulsa. Crawford hit a career-high six three pointers on his way to 24 points. Crawford had 17 of those at halftime. Thomas finished with 17 points after scoring seven of Memphis’ first nine points in the game. C-USA player of the year, Tigers guard Joe Jackson, had 15 points as Memphis moved into the semifinal round to face the East Carolina-Tulsa winner on Friday night. Memphis is now 28-4.