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FRESHMEN LEAD WAY AS MEMPHIS STATE UPSETS NO. 19 DEPAUL

Freshman David Vaughn scored 26 points and Anthony Douglas had 24 as Memphis State upset No. 19 DePaul 95-75 Friday night in the semifinals of the inaugural Great Midwest Conference tournament.

Another freshman, league MVP Anfernee Hardaway added 22 for the Tigers (20-9, 7-5), who never trailed as they took advantage of DePaul's weakened inside game to avenge two narrow regular-season losses.The Blue Demons (20-8, 8-3) played without forward Curtis Price, who suffered a knee injury in practice this week, and center Jeff Stern, booted off the team Wednesday for disciplinary reasons.

In addition, David Booth, the Demons' leading scorer with a 17.7 average, has been limited by a three-week-old ankle injury. He finished with nine points, while Stephen Howard led DePaul with 22 and Terry Davis had 19.

Southwest Conference

Houston 73, SMU 62

At Dallas, Craig Upchurch scored 24 points and Charles Outlaw added 15 as the Houston Cougars survived a second-half scare and beat Southern Methodist in the Southwest Conference tournament.

Texas Christian 62, Baylor 55

At Dallas, Reggie Smith scored 19 points and pulled down 18 rebounds, both game-highs Friday, leading Texas Christian past Baylor and into the semifinals of the Southwest Conference Post-Season Classic.

Texas 88, Texas A&M 69

At Dallas, Michael Richardson and Terrence Rencher keyed an 11-2 that began with 8:30 remaining to rally the top-seeded Texas Longhorns to a decision over the Texas A&M Aggies in the Southwest Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Metro Conference

S. Miss. 92, S. Florida 87, 2OT

At Louisville, Ky., Clarence Weatherspoon scored 27 points, including a basket that forced a second overtime, as Southern Mississippi beat South Florida in the opening round of the Metro Conference tournament.

NC-Charlotte 70, Va. Tech 52

At Louisville, Ky., Henry Williams hit five 3-pointers and James Terrell made two as North Carolina Charlotte built a seven-point lead at the half and coasted to victory over Virginia Tech in the opening round of the Metro Conference tournament.

VCU 74, Louisville 65

Virginia Commonwealth's Kendrick Warren scored 16 points and the Rams made their last 13 free throws to stun Louisville in the first round of the Metro Conference tournament.