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Tigers fall to UConn; Second straight loss at home

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - DeAndre Daniels had 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Shabazz Napier added 17 points and Connecticut pulled away from No. 17 Memphis for an 83-73 victory Thursday night.
    
The Huskies (14-3, 2-2 American Athletic Conference) outscored Memphis 8-2 in the final minute to secure their third straight win.
    
Daniels was 9 of 15 from the field and UConn shot 57 percent, including 61 percent after halftime. Lasan Kromah finished with 13 points, making all five attempts.
    
Michael Dixon led Memphis (12-4, 3-2) with 16 points and Austin Nichols scored 13. Joe Jackson had 11 on 4-of-14 shooting, and Shaq Goodwin added 10.
    
The game was close most of the way, with three ties and 13 lead changes. The 10-point margin at the end was the biggest advantage for either team.

The last time Memphis lost consecutive home games, and home conference games, was in the 2004-05 season. The Tigers lost 53-44 to Louisville on Feb. 26, 2005 and then lost against Cincinnati 62-60 on Mar. 5, 2005.

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