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Tigers' win streak ends

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Brad Redford hit a long 3-pointer that put Xavier back ahead after wasting a 13-point lead, and the Musketeers beat No. 19 Memphis 64-62 on Tuesday night, ending the Tigers' 18-game winning streak.

 

Xavier (16-11) made good on its second straight chance to beat a ranked team at home. The Musketeers blew a 17-point lead before losing to VCU on Saturday.

 

The Tigers (24-4) scored only 20 points in the first half - their lowest-scoring half of the season - and got dominated on the boards, ending a couple of notable streaks. Their 18-game winning streak was tied with Akron for longest in the nation.

 

Memphis was the only school that hadn't lost a road game this season. The Tigers had won 11 straight on the road, the nation's longest active streak.

 

Travis Taylor had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier which was missing point guard Dee Davis, who had a head injury against VCU.

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