Wildcats advance in close win

Arizona defeated Memphis 77-75 on Friday to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Arizona may have made too many mistakes and played poorly against Memphis on Friday.

In the end, it did not matter.

A Derrick Williams block with little time remaining helped Arizona overcome a mediocre performance to defeat Memphis 77-75 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Williams finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds and was helped by 18 points by Lamont Jones as well.

Jones hit a go-ahead three pointer with 1:35 to play, but Memphis continued to stick around.

He would add two free throws with 7.4 left that eventually led to more drama.

Joe Jackson went to the line seconds later and hit one of two free throws.

The second free throw missed, but Wesley Witherspoon was able to grab the offensive rebound.

Williams then transitioned over and blocked the put back to put Arizona into the third round.

Antonio Barton led Memphis with 17 points and was a big reason why the Wildcats were down 10-1 early in the game.

Arizona rallied to go up by eight, but the Tigers answered with 13 of their own.

Arizona will now play Texas on Sunday, who advanced by beating Oakland earlier in the day.

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