FORT WORTH, Texas — For a second straight day, the third time was the charm for the Memphis Tigers.

And for the first time since 2013, the U of M is the AAC Tournament Champs.

Houston native Kendric Davis scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half as the Tigers jumped all over #1 Houston to knock off the Cougars 75-65. It is this program’s first ever win against the number-one team in the country.

DeAndre Williams, also from Houston, added 16 points and 13 rebounds as those two Tigers dominated during a run to the Championship, with Memphis winning three games in less than 48 hours to cut down the nets in Fort Worth.

Moments after winning the AAC Tournament title, the Tigers turned their focus to the big tournament.

The Big Dance. The NCAA Tournament. Despite beating the #1 team in the country, Memphis is back on that 8-9 line for a second straight year. The 8th-seeded Tigers will open NCAA Tournament play on Friday in Columbus, Ohio when they take on 9th-seeded Florida Atlantic. Win that game and top seeded Purdue is likely waiting on Sunday.