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No. 14 SMU overwhelms Memphis 103-62 for outright AAC title

March 4, 2017
SMU forward Semi Ojeleye (33) slam dunks against Memphis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
SMU forward Semi Ojeleye (33) slam dunks against Memphis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS (AP) — Sterling Brown had 26 points and 10 rebounds in his final home game for No. 14 SMU, and the Mustangs clinched the outright American Athletic Conference title with a 103-62 victory over Memphis on Saturday.

Brown, one of three seniors playing their Moody Coliseum finale, was part of his school-record 106th victory as the Mustangs (27-4, 17-1) won their second conference title in three seasons.

Brown had a long inbounds pass to Semi Ojeleye for a breakaway one-handed dunk and hit consecutive 3-pointers in an early 15-2 run that put SMU in control of the game.

Ojeleye, coming off a 9-of-9 shooting game Thursday, made his first three shots on the way to 19 points while finishing 5 of 6 with three 3-pointers. Ben Moore, another senior, had 16 points.

Keon Clergeot had 14 points, while Dedric Lawson had 13 and Jeremiah Martin 12 for Memphis (19-12, 9-9), which trailed by as many as 48 points in the second half.