The Memphis made their way to the CUSA Tourney finals by beating Tulsa Friday, 86-75. Chris Crawford continued his hot shooting with 8 three-pointers and 30 points. D.J. Stephens, after journeying to Texas and back for his grandmother's funeral, had 10 boards and 10 points.
"I just wanted to dedicate all those points ... to D.J.'s grandmother. I want to do that for my teammate," said Crawford.
Memphis plays Southern Miss, which beat UTEP in the other semi-final, for the conference tourney title on Saturday morning.