Santee Hits 3-Point Buzzer Beater To Lift TCU Past Memphis, 61-59

Nile Murry (4) charges to the basket over Memphis' Duane Erwin (11) during the second half Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. Murry led TCU to a 61-59 victory over Memphis with 17 points. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

Nile Murry (4) charges to the basket over Memphis' Duane Erwin (11) during the second half Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. Murry led TCU to a 61-59 victory over Memphis with 17 points. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)
Jan. 15, 2005

Final Stats

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Corey Santee hit a running 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining to lift TCU to a 61-59 victory over Memphis on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs (12-5, 2-1 Conference USA) persevered despite shooting 33.3 percent and squandering a 12-point second-half lead.

Memphis (9-8, 2-1) had won two straight, but also struggled from the field, shooting 34.6 percent for the game. The Tigers, who trailed 30-21 at the half, rallied behind Sean Banks.

Banks, who had 13 points, triggered a 21-8 run to give the Tigers a 53-52 lead. Banks, a preseason Wooden Award candidate relegated to second-team duty since late December, scored 12 points during the run.

Duane Erwin hit two free throws with 2:24 left to give Memphis a 56-54 lead, but an errant pass by Banks a minute later led to a three-point play by Nile Murry to make it 58-56 with 1:21 left.

Erwin tied it with a 15-foot jumper with 1:07 left to set up the dramatic finish.

The Tigers had an opportunity on their final possession, but guard Anthony Rice - playing with a broken nose sustained in Thursday's win over Marquette - missed a three-point attempt with 7 seconds left.

Santee, who finished with 13 points, took the inbound pass, dashed up court and hit the game-winning shot.

Corey Santee, left, strips a rebound from Memphis' Arthur Barclay during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)


The Horned Frog bench received a technical foul for leaving the bench area and celebrating prematurely.

Banks hit 1 of 2 free throws, but Memphis couldn't get a shot off in the final 0.2 seconds.

TCU, which had never beaten Memphis in nine previous meetings, fell behind 5-0 before going on a 17-5 lead to take control of the game until the closing minutes.

Nile Murry scored 17 points for TCU, while Rodney Carney added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis.


 

 


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