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UConn Sweeps Memphis With 72-53 Win

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AAC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinal Round - Connecticut v Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Niels Giffey scored a career-high 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, as No. 21 UConn finished off a season sweep of 19th-ranked Memphis by routing the Tigers 73-53 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

The fourth-seeded Huskies (25-7) now have won four of their past five, and a team that was barred from the Big East tournament last year will be playing No. 13 Cincinnati, a 61-58 winner over UCF, in the semifinals Friday night.

Memphis (23-9) played as a visitor on its own court as the league’s No. 5 seed where the Tigers had won 15 straight conference tournament games dating back to 2005 in Conference USA. But they struggled mightily in their fourth consecutive game against a ranked team.

DeAndre Daniels had 13 points for UConn. Shabazz Napier, the American’s player of the year, and Terrence Samuel each finished with 11.
 

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