February 22, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Austin Nichols snapped a five-minute scoring drought that covered the final 3:45 of regulation and sparked Memphis to a 75-65 overtime win over Central Florida Saturday.

Avery Woodson hit a 3-pointer with 3:45 left to give Memphis a 59-53 lead, but the Tigers did not score again in regulation, missing three shots from beyond the arc and a field goal attempt by Kedren Johnson with :19 left. Meanwhile, UCF rallied. Staphon Blair got to the basket for a pair of layups and Brandon Goodwin added a third with :04 left to force overtime.

Memphis reversed the script in overtime, holding UCF scoreless for almost the first 2:50 of the extra period.

In his second game back, Nichols finished with 20 points to lead the Tigers (17-10, 9-5 American), who now have won three straight.

Goodwin led the Knights (12-14, 5-10) with 15 points, with Blair adding 12 more.

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