The Memphis Tigers will take on the Houston Cougars Sunday afternoon in the American Athletic Conference championship game in Fort Worth, TX. Memphis comes into Sunday on fire as of late riding a six game win streak after a seven point win over SMU in the semifinals. Offensively Memphis made 41.4% of their shots and 44.4% from beyond the arc to score 70 points leading to the victory.
Alex Lomax and Landers Nolley II led the way for the Memphis offense with 12 points each. Lester Quinones added in 10 points as the third starter in double figures and big man DeAndre Williams added seven points and a team high 10 rebounds.
The Houston Cougars have been the top team in this conference all season and have coasted into the conference tournament. Houston beat Tulane 86-66 in the conference semifinals on Saturday after shooting 49.2% from the floor. Kyler Edwards led the way for the Houston offense scoring a team high 20 points in 34 minutes of action.
Offensively this season Houston has averaged 75.7 points per game on 46.9% shooting as a team. Kyler Edwards leads the Houston offense averaging 13.5 points per game on 36.9% shooting. Fabian White Jr. is second on the team averaging 13.4 points and Josh Carlton chips in 11.7 points and a team high 6.5 rebounds.