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18-11, 6th in American

Houston holds off Memphis 72-71

Damyean Dotson scored 31 points, including five 3-pointers, Galen Robinson Jr. had a game-saving block and Houston got a 72-71 win over Memphis on Sunday that clinched a first-round bye for the C

Clark rocks the gym with one-handed slam for Bearcats (0:19)
Cincinnati picks up 25th victory of season (0:55)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

This just might be Mick Cronin's best team in his 11 seasons at Cincinnati. Bearcats not as limited offensively as they've been in the recent past, but still play lock down defense

Stats & Info

Watch: Bearcats favored heavily vs. rival Tigers

ESPN's BPI sees Cincinnati as an overwhelming favorite at home against Memphis on Thursday. A victory would give the Bearcats their best start during Mick Cronin's tenure. (7 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

With Memphis's fall to Temple on Sunday, today's loss to the Huskies marks the Tigers first back-to-back loss of the season. Memphis now enters a week of rest before heading to Cincinnati on Feb. 23 to face the #18 Bearcats.

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

Rodney Purvis's last basket counted! The Huskies comeback to win over the Tigers 65-62 ????

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

"The one thing we wrote on the board was to get the turnover. They're 16th in the country in that. We got them to turn it over 17 times. That's fantastic. And we scored 24 points off of those 17 turnovers. " UConn coach Kevin Ollie explaining his strategy in the 2nd half of comeback win over Memphis

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

The Tigers stand just 3 points in front of the Huskies with 3:03 left in the game as Memphis can't seem to maintain control with its ball handling. The Tigers now have 16 turnovers compared to just 7 for UConn.

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

Huskies just hit back-to-back jumpers from downtown courtesy of Jalen Adams and Rodney Purvis, closing in on the Tigers now 5-point lead.

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

The Huskies are motivated in the second half, narrowing the Tigers lead from 14 at the half to just 9 with 11:17 left.

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

UConn's Vance Jackson opens the 2nd half hot, draining his first three-point shot of the game ??

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

Memphis has locked in the first half with a 40-26 edge over the Huskies, steadily maintaining the lead by exerting strong defense in the paint and benefitting from the Huskies' struggles shooting from the field (33%) and handling the ball.

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

The Tigers took the lead after the first five minutes and have since gone on a run, scoring 25 points in 13 minutes while the Huskies scored just 11.

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

In the first nine minutes, UCONN didn't stray from its tendency to alternate between big hot and big cold streaks. Big man Amida Brimah has been the most aggressive on the floor for the Huskies going 2-2 for 4 points.

ESPN Stats & Info

Watch: Huskies the heavy favorites in AAC clash

UConn has won five of its last six and is now in fifth place in the American. The Huskies host fourth-place Memphis at the XL Center. (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN)

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

Before the Huskies fall to the Tigers earlier this season, UConn had won three straight over Memphis. But that loss to Memphis also came during the Huskies' midseason slump: It was the Huskies 5th fall in 6 games.

Adrienne Lawrence ESPN 

This is Memphis and UConn's second meeting this season. In the first contest back in early January, the #Tigers took the win 70-61, capitalizing on the #Huskies 15 turnovers - nearly 4 times as many turnovers made by Memphis (4).

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.4Tied-152nd
Rebounds Per Game37.1110th
Assists Per Game16.140th
Points Allowed69.195th

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record34-26
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances26