GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A career night by J.T. Tiller put
Missouri one win away from its first trip to the Final Four.
Memphis' 27-game winning streak, meanwhile, is history.
Tiller scored a career-high 23 points - 15 more than his season
average - and Missouri held off Memphis' frantic rally for a 102-91
win Thursday night in the semifinals of the West Regional.
Third-seeeded Missouri led by 24 points four minutes into the
second half, then saw Memphis close within six with 2:14 to play.
Free throws put it away for Missouri.
Dynamic point guard Tyreke Evans scored 33 for Memphis (33-4).
The second-seeded Tigers shot only 18-for-32 from the foul line -
last year, a poor showing at the foul line cost them dearly in an
overtime championship game loss to Kansas.
Missouri (31-6), the No. 3 seed, faces No. 1 seed Connecticut
for the West title on Saturday.