(WMC-TV) - The University of Memphis Tigers defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday to clinch the regular season Conference USA championship.
It is the first time the Tigers have won the regular season championship under coach Josh Pastner.
The team returned to Memphis Saturday afternoon and was greeted by many happy Tigers fans.
The Tigers defeated Tulsa 78-66 in what fans called a blowout win.
Pastner and the team took time to greet Tigers fans, signing autographs and snapping pictures.
Pastner said nothing was handed to the team and they worked hard for the victory.
The Tigers will face either UTEP or Houston next Thursday in the Conference USA Tournament.
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