CBKB: Houston upsets Memphis 66-65 on last-second shot
TULSA, Okla. — Aubrey Coleman scored 21 points, including a leaner in the lane with 5 seconds remaining, as Houston upset four-time defending Conference USA tournament champion Memphis 66-65 in the quarterfinals Thursday.
Willie Kemp scored 15 points for No. 2 seed Memphis (23-9), including its final five baskets, all on drives to the right of the hoop. His final shot put Memphis ahead 65-64 with 15.7 seconds left. After Coleman scored, Kemp was called for a double dribble while trying to get off a final shot.
Houston (17-15), the seventh seed, will play either Southern Mississippi or UAB in the semifinals Friday.
Kelvin Lewis had 13 points, including a 3-pointer that put the Cougars ahead 62-61 with 2:06 left. Maurice McNeil added 10 points and nine rebounds for Houston.
Will Coleman had 14 points and eight rebounds for Memphis.